New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid floral tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri at New Delhi’s Vijay Ghat. People remember 2nd October as the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi but it also marks the birth anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri. Shastri was the second Prime Minister of the country.
He joined the independence movement in the 1920s. Like Mahatma Gandhi, he was also a satyagrahi for a long time.
Shashtri joined the government under Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and succeeded him as the PM in 1964.