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    LIKE PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD, LONDONERS WERE SHOCKED BY THE SUDDEN DEATH OF THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, MR.

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    LIKE PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD, LONDONERS WERE SHOCKED BY THE SUDDEN DEATH OF THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, MR. LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI, AT TASHKENT YESTERDAY (10 JAN). FLAGS WERE FLOWN AT HALF MAST AND PEOPLE VISITED INDIA HOUSE, OFFICE OF THE INDIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER, TO SIGN A BOOK CONDOLENCE.

    INDIANS IN BRITAIN WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO ARRIVE AT INDIA HOUSE.

    AMONG THE HUNDREDS THAT SIGNED THE BOOK OF CONDOLENCE WAS MR HERBERT BOWDEN, M.P., IN CHARGE OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT DURING THE ABSENCE, IN LAGOS, OF THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. HAROLD WILSON, AND THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, MR. GEORGE BROWN, WHO LEFT LONDON TODAY TO ATTEND MR. SHASTRI'S FUNERAL. MR. ALEXANDER SOLDATOV, THE SOVIET AMBASSADOR IN LONDON, WAS AMONG THE EARLY CALLERS.

    EARL MOUNTBATTEN, LAST VICEROY OF BRITISH INDIA AND FIRST GOVERNOR GENERAL OF INDEPENDENT INDIA, LEFT LONDON WITH MR. BROWN TO REPRESENT QUEEN ELIZABETH AT THE FUNERAL IN DELHI. EARL MOUNTBATTEN SAID THAT THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP WERE MOST DISTRESSED BY MR. SHASTRI'S DEATH. HE DESCRIBED MR. SHASTRI AS "A WONDERFUL CHARACTER, A MAN OF TRANSPARENT HONESTY, A MAN OF TRUST, A REALLY FAIR-MINDED MAN."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7NPVQL6F92TNF2ZT08FZEMYHU
    Media URN:
    VLVA7NPVQL6F92TNF2ZT08FZEMYHU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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