New Delhi (NT) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress party president Rahul Gandhi give tributes to the country's second PM, Lal Bahadur Shastri, on his death anniversary on Thursday.
Taking to social networking site Twitter, the prime minister Narendra Modi said Shastri's "impeccable service" will be remembered for generations to come.
"We pay homage to Shastri Ji on his Punya Tithi. His impeccable service and courageous leadership will be remembered for generations to come," the prime minister Narendra Modi said.
Gandhi raises the late leader to accentuate the importance of building up unity and solidarity of people.
"Among the major tasks before us, none is of greater importance for our strength and stability than the task of building up the unity and solidarity of our people," Congress party president Rahul Gandhi said on Twitter.
"My tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri ji on his death anniversary," he said.
Lal Bahadur Shastri was born in 1904 and held office between June 1964 and January 1966. He passed away on this day in 1966.
He leave the country during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965. His slogan of 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' (Hail the soldier, Hail the farmer) became a clarion call and is still remembered.