Shastri's 105th birth anniversary today

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New Delhi:  October 2 is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti but it's also the birth anniversary of another great Indian leader.

Former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri shares his birthday with Mahatma Gandhi. Today is his 105th birth anniversary.

Shastri joined Gandhiji's Civil Disobedience Movement in 1930 and also participated in the Quit India Movement.

Shastri joined Nehru's cabinet as the Railways and Transport Minister in 1952 and after the death of Nehru, he became the Prime Minister of India in 1964.

He died in 1966.

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