Lal Bahadur Shastri Biography: Early Life, Wife, Children, Family, Political Career and Death

Hello readers, welcome to our biography post, in which we will provide the Biography Of Lal Bahadur Shastri. Lal Bahadur Shastri is a Well known Politician, who served as the second prime minister of India, from 1964 to 1966. He also served as the sixth home minister of India from 1961 to 1963. Lal Bahadur Shastri is one of the core politicians of Congress and also among them, who fought for Independence.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Biography & Early Life

As we all know, a well-known Indian politician and freedom fighter Lal Bahadur Shastri was a core politician of independent India. He is one of the politicians, who is involved in the Independent Struggle Of India. Lal Bahadur Shastri was born on 2 October 1904 in Mughalsarai, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India. Now, this place is known as the Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. He did his schooling at Harish Chandra High School and also studied at East Central Railway Inter College.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Biography: Early Life, Wife, Children, Family, Political Career and Death

He also dropped out the school to join non non-cooperative movement. Lal Bahadur Shastri’s thoughts were influenced and inspired by the reading of Swami Vivekananda Mahatma Gandhi and Annie Besant. He also dropped out the his surname, the drive from the cast was Shrivastav. Impressed and influenced by Gandhi he also joined the Indian independence movement in 1920 answer the president of Servant of the People Society.  Lal Bahadur Shastri has been their life as a patriotic and he is always facing a struggle for Indian independence. From the start and earlier times of her life, he worked in the national independence struggle. After her life, she worked in a highly reputed post in India Government.

2nd Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri Personal Details- Overview

Full Name Lal Bahadur Shastri
Nickname Nanhe
Born In 2 October 1904
Birth Place Mughalsarai, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India
Died 11 January 1966 (aged 61), Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, (Present – Uzbekistan)
Memorial Vijay Ghat
Political Party Indian National Congress
Height  5 ft 2 inches
Profession Politician
Awards Bharat Ratna (1966) (posthumous)
Studied At Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith
Religion Hinduism
Cast Kayastha
Hobbies Reading Books

Lal Bahadur Shastri Family – (Wife & Children)

If you are searching for the Lal Bahadur Shastri Family details, then you are at the right place.  He opens his eyes to the home of his maternal grandparents in a Kayastha family. Lal Bahadur Shastri’s paternal ancestors were under the service of the Ramnagar’s Zamindar near Banaras. Shashtri’s Father was Sharada Prasad Verma. He was a School Teacher and later became a clerk in the revenue office at Prayagraj. His mother was Ramdulari Devi, who was the daughter of Munshi Hazari Lal (The Head Master of & English Teacher at a Railway School In Mughalsarai). Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second child & eldest son of his parents. He also had an elder sister named, Kailashi Devi.

Lal Bahadur Shastri married Lalita Devi on 16th May 1928. They have four sons and two daughters.  The Name of the Wife and children of Lal Bahadur Shastri is mentioned below:-

Father Name  Sharada Prasad Verma.
Mother Name  Ramdulari Devi
Wife/ Spouse Name  Lalita Devi
Daughter’s Name 
  • Kusum Shastri
  • Suman Shastri
Son’s Name  Hari Krishna Shastri, Anil Shastri (Politician: INC), Sunil Shastri (Politician: BJP), Ashok Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri Political Career

India’s second Prime Minister & famous politician, who is known as the most honest, simplistic & patriotic personality. There are some essential details about Lal Bahadur Shastri’s Political Career. He started their political journey, without any self-interest by influencing Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Viveka Nand & Ani Besant. Deeply inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, he first stepped into the political ground by joining the Indian Independence movement in the 1920s. Then, he served as president of  Servants of the People Society (Lok Sevak Mandal) founded by Lala Lajpat Rai. He also held a high position in the Indian National Congress.

Lal Bahadur Shastri joined the Indian government in 1947 through the Independent Movements. Then, he became Nehru’s Key Cabinet Colleague, first as Railway Minister (1951–56), then he held some important positions such as the 6th Minister of Home Affairs (1961 – 1963), 3rd Minister of External Affairs ( 1964 – 1964)  & 2nd Prime Minister of India (1964 – 1966).  As the position of prime minister, he did more effective & essential works like the White Revolution and the Dairy Development Board.  He also faced the Second India–Pakistan War & gave the slogan Jay Jawan Jay Kisan, which was popular. 

Lal Bahadur Shastri Death

Lal Bahadur Shastri passed away on 11 January 1966 (aged 61) in Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, of the Soviet Union. It is known as Uzbekistan at present. Shashtr’s Tashkent Tour started form January 10, 1966. In which, he signed a peace treaty to end the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War. Bahadur’s death became a controversial topic and many closure of the Lal Bahadur Shastri did not accept the death fact as natural. According to them, Lal Bahadur was not dead naturally apart from this, he died by murder. After much research and investigation, he died as a natural death according to the Report. But, the mystery of Lal Bahadur Shastri’s Death is not solved yet. She was a national hero & his Memorial was Established at Vijay Ghat.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Political Position

Lal Bahadur Shastri Held many upper positions in the Indian Government in his life, which are given below:-

Post Hold Duration
3rd Minister of Railways 13 May 1952 – 7 December 1956
6th Minister of Home Affairs 4 April 1961 – 29 August 1963
3rd Minister of External Affairs 9 June 1964 – 18 July 1964
2nd Prime Minister of India 9 June 1964 – 11 January 1966
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