Reportedly lal bahadur shastri was the 2nd prime minister of india and a senior leader of the indian national congress Party. lal bahadur shastri was famous for his simplicity & honesty. He was a highly disciplined person with high self-esteem and morals. Meanwhile the most interesting fact about him was he did not even own a car after becoming a Prime Minister. lal bahadur shastri led the country successfully through the Indo-Pakistan war in 1965. He gave the most famous slogan of “Jai Jawan jai Kisan”. The motive of the slogan was to make people recognize the need for self-sustenance and self-reliance as the pillars to build a strong nation.
Reportedly lal bahadur shastri was born on october 02, 1904, in Mughalsarai, varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. lal bahadur shastri was against the prevailing caste system and therefore decided to drop his surname and he got the title of "Shastri" after the completion of his graduation at Kashi Vidyapeeth, varanasi in 1925. The title "Shastri" refers to a person who accomplishes "scholar" in the "Holy Scriptures".
Previously in 1920, lal bahadur shastri joined the indian Independence Movement. He also participated in the non-cooperation movement. In 1930, he participated in the salt Satyagraha, for which he was imprisoned for more than two years. He became a loyal follower, first of gandhi, and then of Jawaharlal Nehru. As per report lal bahadur shastri was imprisoned many times during the Independence Movement. During the period he attained influential positions in the indian national congress party of the state of the United Provinces, now Uttar Pradesh state.