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Remembering Lal Bahadur Shastri: Rare Pictures of the Former PM

India | Getty Images | October 2, 2019, 7:55 am
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 Lal Bahadur Shastri celebrates his own and Mahatma Gandhi's birthday at Gandhi's samadhi, or cremation spot, in Delhi. He is using a charkha or spinning wheel, popularised as a symbol of Indian independence by Gandhi. (Image: Getty Images)

Lal Bahadur Shastri celebrates his own and Mahatma Gandhi's birthday at Gandhi's samadhi, or cremation spot, in Delhi. He is using a charkha or spinning wheel, popularised as a symbol of Indian independence by Gandhi. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Lal Bahadur Shastri at the Commonwealth Prime Ministers Conference at Marlborough House, London. (Image: Getty Images)

Lal Bahadur Shastri at the Commonwealth Prime Ministers Conference at Marlborough House, London. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, meets Lal Bahadur Shastri at Parliament House, New Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, meets Lal Bahadur Shastri at Parliament House, New Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Lal Bahadur Shastri arrives in London for talks with Harold Wilson during a four-day visit. (Image: Getty Images)

Lal Bahadur Shastri arrives in London for talks with Harold Wilson during a four-day visit. (Image: Getty Images)

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 British Opposition Leader Alec Douglas-Home meets Lal Bahadur Shastri at the residence of the High Commissioner for India in Kensington Palace Gardens, London. (Image: Getty Images)

British Opposition Leader Alec Douglas-Home meets Lal Bahadur Shastri at the residence of the High Commissioner for India in Kensington Palace Gardens, London. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Lal Bahadur Shastri, President of Pakistan Muhammad Ayub Khan and Soviet Prime minister Alexei Kosygin meeting for the Tashkent conference and the signature of a peace treaty after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. (Image: AFP)

Lal Bahadur Shastri, President of Pakistan Muhammad Ayub Khan and Soviet Prime minister Alexei Kosygin meeting for the Tashkent conference and the signature of a peace treaty after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. (Image: AFP)

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 Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904 - 1966), Prime Minister of India and a leader of the Indian National Congress party. (Image: Getty Images)

Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904 - 1966), Prime Minister of India and a leader of the Indian National Congress party. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Arthur Bottomley, the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, meets Jivraj Narayan Mehta, the Indian High Commissioner in London, and Lal Bahadur Shastri, the Prime Minister of India, at Marlborough House in London. (Image: Getty Images)

Arthur Bottomley, the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, meets Jivraj Narayan Mehta, the Indian High Commissioner in London, and Lal Bahadur Shastri, the Prime Minister of India, at Marlborough House in London. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Lal Bahadur Shastri, whilst in London for talks with Harold Wilson on Anglo-Indian relations. (Image: Getty Images)

Lal Bahadur Shastri, whilst in London for talks with Harold Wilson on Anglo-Indian relations. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Andre Malraux, French novelist, adventurer, art historian and minister for cultural affairs for 11 years, confers in New Delhi with India's Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. (Image: AFP)

Andre Malraux, French novelist, adventurer, art historian and minister for cultural affairs for 11 years, confers in New Delhi with India's Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. (Image: AFP)

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 Pope Paul VI, attending the Eucharistic Congress in Bombay, meets with church leaders and officials of the Indian government. (LtoR): Cardinal Tisserant; Indian Vice-President Hussain; Pope Paul; Indian premier Lal Bahadur Shastri; Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Indian Information Minister; and Cardinal Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay. (Image: Getty Images)

Pope Paul VI, attending the Eucharistic Congress in Bombay, meets with church leaders and officials of the Indian government. (LtoR): Cardinal Tisserant; Indian Vice-President Hussain; Pope Paul; Indian premier Lal Bahadur Shastri; Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Indian Information Minister; and Cardinal Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay. (Image: Getty Images)

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