Chennai, November , 2017: Swami Mitranand ji, released ‘Lal Bahadur Shastri: Guru of Leadership’ (Tamil translation of ‘Lal Bahadur Shastri: Lessons in Leadership’ translated by Murugesan Chinnathambi), a biography that encapsulates Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri’s inspiring life. The book presents a recollection of Shastriji’s childhood, his adult and public life poignantly narrated by his son, Anil Shastri and perceptively interpreted by Pavan Choudary. The biography has been published by Wisdom Village Publications.
The book highlights the rich values and principles of Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, which is presented in three sections – values to inspire us at an individual level, interpersonal level and societal level. These anecdotes and recollections are thought provoking and capture the reader’s interest instantly with simply written prose highlighting his virtues of simplicity, integrity, tenacity, wisdom and leadership. His exemplary leadership helped the nation surmount challenges such as the acute food shortage, social unrest and hostile neighbours. His strategic guidance in winning the 1965 war against Pakistan was a note worthy milestone in state craft.
The book talks about several inspiring happenings from his life which bear moral lessons which may motivate the readers to aspire to be well rounded personalities and honest leaders. It makes for an interesting read with creative illustrations and is the outcome of extensive research on Shashtriji’s life.
Speaking at the release of the book, Mr Anil Shastri, Author, said, “Shastriji’s story is one that needs to be told at multiple levels. He has left behind a legacy that is hard to match. When the book is read by millions in India, I am certain it will leave them inspired.”
Pavan Choudary, the other author of the book said, “Lal Bahadur Shastri is the original Aam Admi. He lived an unpretentious life and rose to be the Prime Minister despite his humble background and without bending the rules. I have highlighted, through wisdom windows at the end of each anecdote, those traits that made him the leader he was, a leader who taught us to live with dignity and honour.”
The book will be available in all the leading bookstores across India. The book can also be bought online on Amazon.com, Flipkart.com, Amazon.in etc. The ebook(English version) is available on amazon kindle. The book is priced at Rs 245/-