A Mysterious Death of Prime Minister, Whose Opened Secret could Spoil India's International Relations

Lal Bahadur Shastri was a noted Indian politician, a great freedom fighter and the second Prime Minister of India. Shastri ji was the Prime Minister of India for nearly eighteen months from 9 June 1964 till his death on 11 January 1966. As Prime Minister, the country not only gave the gift of military pride but also showed the path of green revolution and industrialization. He lived his life with great simplicity and honesty.

Lal Bahadur Shastri - A true and honest leader of India
Lal Bahadur Shastri (wikipedia)

  1. Lal Bahadur Shastri was born on 2 October 1904. Lal Bahadur Shastri was born in a Kayastha family to Munshi Sharda Prasad Srivastava. Lal Bahadur's mother's name was Ramdulari. Due to being the youngest in the family, the children used to call Lal Bahadur as little in love with the family.  His father was a teacher in primary school, so everyone called him Munshi. Later, Sharda Prasad did not work as a clerk (clerk) in the Government of India Revenue Department. Unfortunately the father passed away when he was eighteen months old.

  2. She received her primary education while living in her maternal grandmother. He was followed by education at Harishchandra High School and Kashi Vidyapeeth. After receiving the title of Shastri from Kashi Vidyapeeth, he removed the caste-related term Srivastava from birth forever and put 'Shastri' in front of his name. After this, the word Shastri became synonymous with the name of Lal Bahadur.

  3. After finishing his graduation in Sanskrit language, he joined the Bharat Sevak Sangh and started his political life from here, taking a fast of service. Shastriji was a true Gandhian.

  4. Shastri was actively involved in all the important programs and movements of the Indian freedom struggle and as a result he had to stay in jails many times. Among the movements in which they played an important role in the freedom struggle, the Non-Cooperation Movement of 1921, the Dandi March of 1930 and the Quit India Movement of 1942 are notable.

  5. Seeing England getting badly entangled in the Second World War, as soon as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose gave the Azad Hind Fauj the slogan of "Delhi Chalo", Gandhi ji, sensing the exaggeration of the occasion, "Leave India" to the British from Bombay on the night of 8 August 1942. And issued a "do or die" order to the Indians and under government protection, Yerwada went to the Aga Khan Palace in Pune. On August 9, 1942, Shastriji reached Allahabad cleverly and shouted the Gandhian slogan of this movement, "Do not die!" And unexpectedly made the claim of revolution fierce in the whole country. After running this movement while remaining underground for eleven days, Shastriji was arrested on 19 August 1942.

  6. After India's independence, Shastriji was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary of Uttar Pradesh. He was assigned to the Ministry of Police and Transport in the Cabinet of Govind Ballabh Pant. During the tenure of the Transport Minister, he appointed women conductors for the first time. After being a police minister, he started using water splashes instead of sticks to keep the crowd under control.

  7. Shastriji was made the Prime Minister of the country in 1964 after Jawaharlal Nehru died on May 27, 1964 during his tenure as Prime Minister. He assumed the office of the Prime Minister of India on 9 June 1964.

  8. If seen objectively, the reign of Shastriji was extremely difficult. During his reign, the Indo-Pak war of 1965 started. In 1965, Pakistan suddenly launched airstrikes on India. As per tradition, the President called an emergency meeting in which the heads of the three defense organs and members of the Cabinet were involved. Incidentally, the Prime Minister arrived a little late in that meeting.

  9. Discussion started as soon as they arrived. The three chiefs, explaining the whole situation to them, asked: "Sir! What is the order?" Shastriji immediately replied in one sentence: "You protect the country and tell me what we have to do?" Three years before this, India had lost the war of China. Shastriji gave the nation superior leadership over Nehru in this war and gave the slogan of Jai Jawan-Jai Kisan. This boosted the morale of the people of India and united the whole country. Pakistan had never imagined this in its dream.

  10. During the Indo-Pak war, on September 9, the 15th infantry unit of India, under the leadership of Major General Prasad, a World War II veteran, stoutly fought a major Pakistani attack on the western side of the Ichogil Canal. The Ichogil Canal was the de facto border of India and Pakistan. In this attack, Major General Prasad's convoy also suffered a fierce attack and had to leave his vehicle and retreat.

  11. The Indian Army succeeded in crossing the canal near Barki village by retaliating with double power. This brought the Indian Army within range to attack the Lahore airport. Fearing this unexpected attack, the US appealed for a ceasefire for some time to evacuate its citizens from Lahore.

  12. Eventually Shastriji was stressed by the collusion of Russia and America. He was summoned to Russia as part of a well-planned conspiracy which he accepted. His wife Lalita Shastri, who always accompanied him, was persuaded to persuade her not to go to Tashkent, the capital of Russia with Shastri and she agreed. Mrs Lalitha Shastri regretted this mistake till death. When the negotiation negotiations went on, Shastriji had the same insistence that he accepts all other conditions, but it was not acceptable to return the won land to Pakistan. After a lot of struggle, international pressure was put on Shastriji and the document of Tashkent agreement was signed. They signed it saying that they are signing it, but this land will be returned only by another Prime Minister, but they will not. He died on the night of 11 January 1966, a few hours after the signing of the ceasefire agreement with the President of Pakistan Ayub Khan. To this day it remains a mystery [3] whether Shastriji really died due to heart attack?

  13. He died the same night after signing the Tashkent Agreement. The cause of death was stated to be heart attack. Shastriji's funeral was performed with full state honor in front of Shantivan (Nehru's tomb) on the banks of the Yamuna and the site was named Vijay Ghat. Gulzari Lal Nanda remained the acting Prime Minister until the Congress Parliamentary Party chose Indira Gandhi as the legitimate successor of Shastri.

  14. He was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna in the year 1966.

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