Lal Bahadur Shastri

1904 - 1966

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Lal Bahadur Shastri (pronounced [lɑːl bəˈhɑːd̪ʊɾ ˈʃɑːst̪ɾi] (listen), 2 October 1904 – 11 January 1966) was an Indian statesman who served as the second Prime Minister of India. He promoted the White Revolution – a national campaign to increase the production and supply of milk – by supporting the Amul milk co-operative of Anand, Gujarat and creating the National Dairy Development Board. Underlining the need to boost India's food production, Shastri also promoted the Green Revolution in India in 1965. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lal Bahadur Shastri has received more than 6,442,830 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Lal Bahadur Shastri is the 131st most popular social activist (down from 113th in 2019), the 118th most popular biography from India (down from 105th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Indian Social Activist.

Lal Bahadur Shastri is most famous for being the second Prime Minister of India. He was a leader of the Indian National Congress and is known for his work in the fields of agriculture and education.

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Among social activists, Lal Bahadur Shastri ranks 131 out of 544Before him are Denis Mukwege, Marsha P. Johnson, Maria Altmann, Betty Williams, Frederick Douglass, and Manuela Sáenz. After him are Betty Ford, Hilda Gadea, Edward Snowden, Steve Biko, Andreas Hofer, and Gaius Julius Civilis.

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Among people born in 1904, Lal Bahadur Shastri ranks 53Before him are Nikolai Kuznetsov, Donald O. Hebb, Arshile Gorky, Count Basie, Gerhard Herzberg, and Serge Lifar. After him are Greer Garson, František Plánička, Arnold Gehlen, Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta, Moshé Feldenkrais, and Otto Robert Frisch. Among people deceased in 1966, Lal Bahadur Shastri ranks 43Before him are Charlotte Cooper, Abdul Salam Arif, Alfred Naujocks, Hannes Kolehmainen, Lao She, and Elizabeth Arden. After him are Erwin Piscator, Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Frank Lentini, Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski, and Siegfried Kracauer.

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Among people born in India, Lal Bahadur Shastri ranks 118 out of 1,227Before him are Lawrence Durrell (1912), Pervez Musharraf (1943), Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1924), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924), Radha (null), and Varāhamihira (505). After him are Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883), Namdev (1270), Abul A'la Maududi (1903), Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899), Ahilyabai Holkar (1725), and Lata Mangeshkar (1929).


Among social activists born in India, Lal Bahadur Shastri ranks 6Before him are Mahatma Gandhi (1869), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), Kasturba Gandhi (1869), Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), and Gerald Durrell (1925). After him are Mangal Pandey (1827), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Vinoba Bhave (1895), Vandana Shiva (1952), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), and Kittur Chennamma (1778).