A woman who gave birth in a running train in Bihar is so inspired by the former chief minister and railway minister Lalu Prasad that she named her newborn son after the politician.
Gayatri Devi, in her mid 20s, gave birth to a boy on Tuesday in Lohit Express at Desari railway station on the Hajipur-Bachabar rail section of East Central Railway.
"I named my son Lalu Prasad so that he becomes like Lalu Prasad. I like Lalu's style and his pro-poor talk," she said.
Railway official B Ram said Gayatri Devi, who was travelling in a sleeper coach, gave birth with the help of co-passengers. She and her child have been admitted to a private clinic.
Gayatri Devi boarded the train from Siliguri in West Bengal where her husband works. She was coming to Bihar to visit her native village.
She is a resident of a village in Saran district that Lalu Prasad represents in the Lok Sabha.