Former Prime Minister Late Lal Bahadur Shastri was remembered on his birth anniversary on Tuesday in Tashkent where he breathed his last on January 11, 1966, after signing the Tashkent Accord with Pakistan.

The Chairman of the Mahalla Committee where the Shastri Memorial is situated, Indologists from Institute of Oriental Languages, children from the nearby Hindi school and staff of the Indian Embassy gathered at the Shastri Memorial in Tashkent and offered their tribute to the second Prime Minister of India in a simple but impressive ceremony, said a communication from the Indian mission in the Uzbek capital.

The Indian Ambassador, Gitesh Sarma, in his address on the occasion expressed his gratitude to the people of Tashkent for remembering Shastriji every year and said it showed the closeness between the people of India and Uzbekistan.