11 Inspirational Quotes By Lal Bahadur Shastri That Will Help You Face Adversities With Bravery.
Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of India who was instrumental in establishing peace between India and Pakistan. During his visit to Tashkent, he was gifted a Russian Coat by Soviet-Russian statesman Alexei Kosygin. However instead of donning the warm coat, Shastri lent it to one of his staff. When Kosygin gave asked him whether he liked the coat, the Indian PM replied, it was beautiful indeed but his staff had nothing to protect him from the bitter cold weather so he lent it to him as his own khadi coat was warm enough. At this Kosygin commented, “We are Communists but Prime Minister Shastri is a super Communist.”
A believer of 'want not, waste not' Shastri led a honest and simple life and put ideals before everything else. One time his sons went on a ride in the Government provided car so Shastri deposited the fuel expenses for the trip with the Government funds, from his own salary. Once during the independence movement he was imprisoned and his daughter was severely ill and died. Shastri was given a leave of twelve days for performing his daughter’s final rites. However realizing the criticality of the situation he returned in three days after performing the funeral.