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Shastri remembered on 40th death anniv

Several leaders offered floral tributes to the former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 40th death anniversary.

india Updated: Jan 11, 2006 13:24 IST

The Nation on Wednesday remembered former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 40th death anniversary with several leaders offering floral tributes to the departed leader.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and several other dignitaries, including Delhi Lt Governor BL Joshi and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit offered flowers at Vijay Ghat, Shastri's samadhi.

A prayer meeting with bhajans and kirtans was held in memory of the country's second Prime Minister.

Shastri passed away in Tashkent on January 11, 1966 after signing the famous Tashkent Declaration. During war with Pakistan, his slogan 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' became instantly popular.