PM Narendra Modi salutes Lal Bahadur Shastri

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday paid tributes to former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 109th birth anniversary.

Modi described Shastri as a man "with strong determination" and "a symbol of simplicity" and "a person who gave India the slogan Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan".

Narendra Modi salutes Shastri
 Narendra Modi 

Before paying floral tributes to Shastri -- India's second prime minister after Jawaharlal Nehru -- at Vijay Ghat, Modi paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at his memorial at the nearby Raj Ghat.

Both Gandhi's and Shastri's birth anniversaries fall on Oct 2.

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