Short in height, quite tall in stature was Shastri
A great disciple of Mahatma Gandhi!
Staunch Congress man and patriot, brilliant
Worker, fond Nehruite fought for freedom bright!
Railway Minister resigned on moral ground
On an accident at Ariyalur-around!
After freedom won, joined Jawaharlal
Many ministries in charge handled tall!
“Jai jawan, jai kisan” nice slogan he gave
Hailing jawan and kisan raising their fame!
“Miss a meal a week”- a wise call Shastri gave
Which I follow even today with respect great!
The common man’s leader Lal Bahadur was
In the nation’s memory, he will never pass
A calm and quite, erudite and simple man
Sure finds an exalted place in the heaven!
Indo-Pak war was called off with Tashkent talk
God called Shastri to HIS lap. Nation to thank
For all what he did to lead the nation right
Though posthumous “Bharat Ratna” fits quite tight!