Pranab Mukherjee pays homage to Lal Bahadur Shastri (in pics)

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New Delhi, Oct 2: President Pranab Mukherjee payed homage to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on the occasion of his 109th Birth Anniversary at Vijay Ghat in New Delhi.

October 2 - Mahatma Gandhi's birthday is shared by another prominent leader of our country - Lal Bahadur Shastri - the second Prime Minister of our country.

Lal Bhadur Shastri was not only the country's prime minister but also the man behind the revolution of the agricultural sector in India.

A loyal follower of Gandhi and Nehru, Shastri is known for his slogan "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan" during the 22-day Indo-Pak war of 1985, where he led India to victory.

President paying homage

President Pranab Mukherjee paying homage to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on the occasion of his 109th Birth Anniversary at Vijay Ghat in New Delhi.

Pranab Mukherjee paying homage to former Prime Minister

President Pranab Mukherjee paying homage to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on the occasion of his 109th Birth Anniversary at Vijay Ghat as the officers salute.

President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee paying homage to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on the occasion of his 109th Birth Anniversary at Vijay Ghat and observes silence.

Shower of roses

President Pranab Mukherjee offers rose petals to the shrine of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shashtri.

Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan

A loyal follower of Gandhi and Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri is known for his slogan "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan"

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