Lal Bahadur Shastri

1904 - 1966

Lal Bahadur Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri (pronounced [laːl bəˈɦaːdʊr ˈʃaːstri], listen , 2 October 1904 – 11 January 1966) was an Indian politician 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 5,022,125 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 115th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Lal Bahadur Shastri ranks 113 out of 426Before him are Georgy Gapon, Mukhtar al-Thaqafi, Vasil Levski, Sergey Nechayev, Andreas Hofer, and Flora Tristan. After him are René Just Haüy, Edward Snowden, Betty Ford, Pier Gerlofs Donia, Jimmy Hoffa, and Fred Phelps.

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Among people born in 1904, Lal Bahadur Shastri ranks 50Before him are Arshile Gorky, Karl Rahner, John Gielgud, George Balanchine, George F. Kennan, and Peter Lorre. After him are Count Basie, Charles J. Pedersen, Ernst-Günther Schenck, George Stevens, Luigi Dallapiccola, and Moshé Feldenkrais. Among people deceased in 1966, Lal Bahadur Shastri ranks 33Before him are Alexander von Falkenhausen, Carlo Carrà, D. T. Suzuki, Lao She, Wäinö Aaltonen, and Charlotte Cooper. After him are Abdul Salam Arif, Erwin Piscator, Gino Severini, Ludwig Binswanger, Herbert Gille, and Stanisław Jerzy Lec.

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Among people born in India, Lal Bahadur Shastri ranks 105 out of 848Before him are Anthony de Mello (1931), Engelbert Humperdinck (1936), Sambhaji (1657), Deepak Chopra (1946), Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1924), and Guru Gobind Singh (1666). After him are Julia Margaret Cameron (1815), Ajatashatru (-500), Sai Baba of Shirdi (1835), Ram Narayan (1927), Varāhamihira (505), and Basava (1134).


Among social activists born in India, Lal Bahadur Shastri ranks 5Before him are Mahatma Gandhi (1869), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), Kasturba Gandhi (1869), and Syed Ahmad Khan (1817). After him are Mangal Pandey (1827), Vinoba Bhave (1895), Gerald Durrell (1925), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Kittur Chennamma (1778), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), and Anna Hazare (1937).

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