Someday we’ll know the truth about his death: Lal Bahadur Shastri’s son

Aug 14, 2018

Mumbai:As a new web series titled “Lal Bahadur Shastri’s Death – An Unfinished Story” is set to release on Independence Day on Wednesday, the former Prime Minister’s son Sunil Shastri says that even 52 years after his father’s death, the family lives in a hope that they will know the truth someday.

The story of the web series revolves around the mysterious death. The narrative is in the form of a docu-drama based on conversations with Shastri’s family members who have raised some important questions about his death.

Sunil said in a statement: “There is still a big question mark on how Shastri died. When my father called from Tashkent, my family informed him that people here were very upset with his decision of signing the treaty. However, he had full faith that when he comes back and explains, everybody will be very happy. But as fate had it, they never let him reach or speak to anyone.

“Cook Jan Mohammed was the prime suspect in my father’s death. He is believed to be the one who poisoned him. Strangely, he was hired just after the Tashkent declaration and was also the cook to Ambassador TN Kaul, further fuelling our suspicions.”

Sunil says his grandmother had wondered, “It’s surprising that a country’s Prime Minister is dead and nobody raised a question on it?”, after she saw Shastri’s body.

Shastri died in 1966.

Sidharth Nath Singh, Shastri’s grandson, said: “The fateful day when we got a call, my mother told me that the telephone operator started crying saying that Shastriji is no more. When his body came to India, it had cut marks all over and his face had blue marks. It was a clear indication of poison – till date we do not have a death certificate, nor there was any post-mortem done.”

“Is it a coincidence that Shastriji who was a heart patient – wasn’t staying at the pre-decided place? The room he is put up in, has no buzzer – oddly his house help and his doctor’s room was very far?”

Sunil added: “52 years after his death, the family lives in a hope that we will someday know the truth.”

Veteran journalist Kuldeep Nayyar also features in the docu drama, which will stream on ZEE5.(IANS)

US Congress approves $61 billion in aid for Ukraine

Washington: The US Congress has approved a $61-billion aid package for Ukraine after months of stalling. The US Senate on Tuesday approved the bill with 79 votes in the 100-seat...

Iran, Sri Lanka inaugurate Uma Oya multipurpose development project

Colombo: Visiting Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday inaugurated the Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project (UOMDP) with an expected annual energy production of 290...

Where are the two crore jobs that were promised, asks Congress chief Kharge as Kerala prepares to vote

Thiruvananthapuram: AICC President, Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday slammed the BJP and the Prime Minister during an interaction with the media at the Congress’ headquarters in Kerala. Kharge has been in...

PDP’s Waheed Parra files nomination for Srinagar LS seat

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Waheed ur Rehman Parra on Wednesday filed his nomination for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat. Accompanied by hundreds of supporters Parra reached the office...

Madras HC declares 2010 amendment to law on Waqf properties by TN govt as unconstitutional

Chennai: Madras High Court has declared unconstitutional a 2010 amendment which brought Waqf properties under the ambit of the Tamil Nadu Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act of 1976....

India calls for ‘gender-responsive arms control’ to prevent sexual violence in conflicts

United Nations: To combat sexual violence in conflict situations, India has advocated a multifaceted approach which includes “gender-responsive arms control” that prevents the proliferation of weapons. “Demilitarisation, intertwined with disarmament,...

Pentagon: All vessels for building temporary Gaza harbour are ready

Washington: The Pentagon has said that construction of a temporary harbour to deliver aid to the embattled Gaza Strip will soon begin. "All the necessary vessels are within the Mediterranean...

AAP’s Sanjay Singh accuses BJP of flip-flop on spectrum allocation

New Delhi: AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh on Wednesday alleged that the BJP, which once opposed a first-come, first-served basis in spectrum allocation before coming into power, now wants...

‘Nothing will stand in way’ of Rwanda flights after Bill passes: UK PM

London: UK Prime Minster Rishi Sunak said "nothing will stand in our way" of getting flights to Rwanda off the ground, as the government braced itself for legal challenges to...

Misleading advertisements case: Issued public apologies across 67 newspapers, Patanjali tells SC

New Delhi: Patanjali Ayurved on Tuesday apprised the Supreme Court that it has issued public apologies for publishing misleading advertisements. Senior advocate Mukul Rohtagi, representing Patanjali, submitted before a bench...

Ensure children below 12 are seated with their parents: DGCA to airlines

New Delhi: The aviation watchdog DGCA on Tuesday issued a circular asking all airlines to ensure children up to the age of 12 years are seated with their parents. The...

Woman ASI suspended for hugging BJP’s Hyderabad LS seat candidate

Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police Commissioner K. Sreenivas Reddy has suspended an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of police for hugging BJP's Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat candidate K. Madhavi Latha. In a video, widely...

Read Previous

Data-friendly Twitter Lite now in India

Read Next

DMK Executive Committee pledges support to Stalin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com