Lal Bahadur Shastri`s parental home to be turned into museum
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Last Updated: Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 21:18
  
Varanasi: Former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri's parental house in Ramnagar will be converted into a museum to attract tourists to the place.

"The house, where the late leader was born and spent his childhood, will be converted into an historic site where things related to his life and work would be showcased," Uttar Pradesh Cultural Minister Subhash Pandey said here yesterday in a function to mark the 45th death anniversary of the late leader.

The house, which was in a dilapidated condition for a long time, has been renovated by the cultural department at the cost of Rs 25.57 lakh.

Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of India and a prominent figure in the independence movement.

Shastri died of a heart attack in Tashkent after signing a declaration of ceasefire with Pakistani President M Ayub Khan to end the 1965 war.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 21:18


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