Lal Bahadur Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri


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Lal Bahadur Shastri served as the second Prime Minister of India. As a child he used to swim across the Ganges river in Varanasi to reach his school. He was influenced by the articles and speeches of various freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Annie Beasant, Swami Vivekananda etc. He was a pupil of JB Kriplani a noted freedom fighter. This showed him the path of fight for independence. After becoming the prime minister, he lead to many developments like "White Revolution". He also lead the country through the war times and lead to peace, this giving him the nickname "Man of Peace". He also believed that farmers are as important for the country as soldiers, therefore he gave the slogan "Jai Jawan Jai Kisaan"

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