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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Lal Bahadur Shastri -- A forgotten man (Also Cross-posted at Indophiles)

Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan. Jan 10th was the 40th death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri. 40 years ago he died of a sudden heart attack (under mysterious circumstances) in Tashkent, USSR. A man of utmost simplicity and sincereity, he belonged to those rare tribe of honest,simple politicians.

A man of great integrity, he resigned as the Railway Minister when 144 people died in a train accident in Ariyalur,TN. He led India to its first victory over Pakistan in the 1965 war. The man has almost been forgotten today by the echelons of Congress.

Why, because he lacks the surname Gandhi or is it because he did not have a fair skin ?


  • Right time to remember him. He is the one who led us through some tough times after Nehru's death.. He is neglected probably bcos he has no son/grandson in active politics now.. Time to thank him for his service to the nation.. a true one..

    By Blogger Raju, at 6:22 AM  

  • simple he lacked all the qualities 4 being a politician.. he was simple,honest,etc...& Indian politicians r not so..

    By Blogger Hell's Angel, at 3:54 PM  

  • He isn't remebered by many on his birthday (which unfortunately falls on the same day as Mahatma Gandhi's birthday!) either.

    By Blogger Dinesh, at 4:04 PM  

  • so is Ravi Shastri...

    By Blogger gormandizer, at 5:10 PM  

  • ok.. now.. moving on to more interesting things.. http://www.revelation13.net/

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:24 PM  

  • Raju -- Definitely

    hell - changing times..

    dinesh -- true

    gorm - daaaaaiiiii

    By Blogger Cogito, at 11:59 AM  

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