Anil Kumar Shastri is an Indian politician and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress.Anil Shastri is known for his outspoken views. Presently, he is Special Invitee to the Congress Working Committee and Chairman of the Hindi Department in All India Congress Committee. He was elected to the 9th Lok Sabha from Varanasi in 1989 and was a Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India.
Journey Of Anil Shastri Congress Minister
Anil Shastri was born in Lucknow to Lal Bahadur Shastri, a former Prime Minister of India and Lalita Shastri. He is an alumnus of St. Columba's School, Delhi and St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He did his Advanced Management Programme at Ashridge Business School, U.K.
Anil Shastri, after his graduation, worked in the corporate world for 17 years in senior positions. Social & Education Activities
He has been instrumental in promoting higher education particularly in the field of management. He has set up three institutions and is the Chairman of Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management & Technology, Bareilly and Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Technology & Management, Indore. Anil Shastri is Holding Trustee of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Memorial Trust which is involved with various socio-cultural activities.
His son Adarsh Shastri has recently quit a job with Apple and joined the Aam Aadmi Party. He contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Allahabad, UP constituency and will be contesting the Feb, 2015 Delhi Assembly elections from Dwarka Constituency of Delhi.
All his lifetime, Shastri was known for honesty and humility. He was the first person to be posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, and a memorial "Vijay Ghat" was built for him in Delhi. Several educational institutes, Shashtri National Academy of Administration (Mussorie) is after his name these were some examples. The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute was named after Shastri due to his role in promoting scholarly activity between India and Canada..
"True democracy or the swaraj of the masses can never come through untruthful and violent means" -Lal Bahadur Shastri