A portrait of late Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri was presented to the Indian Consul-General in New York Randhir Jaiswal by Rajendar Dichpally, Suresh Jilla, and Balaji on behalf of the Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Foundation (USA).
Suresh Jilla made the 26×36 inch portrait.
Lal Bahadur Shastri was Prime Minister of India for a relatively brief period between 1964 and 1966. Known for starting the Green and White Revolutions that exponentially increased the production and consumption of foodgrains and milk in India, Shastri was a Gandhian and joined India’s independence movement in 1920. He held various positions in the Indian National Congress before he became Prime Minister.
Shastri died in 1966 of a heart attack during an official visit to Tashkent, then in the USSR. His family and supporters have found his death suspicious.