Tashkent: The 47th death anniversary of former Indian prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, who passed away here, was observed in the Uzbek capital on Friday.
A simple ceremony was held at the Shastri`s statue here where Uzbek citizens including school children, Indologists, representatives of local authorities and officials of the Embassy of India were present, the Indian embassy in Tashkent said in a press statement.
Addressing the gathering, Ambassador of India to Uzbekistan A Gitesh Sarma recalled Shastri`s contribution to the country and world peace besides his association with Tashkent.
According to the statement, Sarma said that Shastriji`s teachings and his policies were relevant even today.
Shastri, 61, had died in Tashkent on January 11, 1966.