His wife did repay the loan taken from PNB after his death(Nowadays everybody is discussing PNB. Let me also discuss PNB and a customer of PNB who took a loan from the bank.)
It was 1964. The children used to go to the school in a tonga, but they were not allowed to use the official car of their father. After some time, their father started planning to buy a car. He checked his bank balance. He had only Rs. 7,000/- in his bank. The cost of the car was Rs. 12,000/-. So, the father applied for a loan of Rs. 5,000/- from PNB. It was sanctioned and the car was purchased.
The father, who was the only earning member of the family, died in January, 1966. The loan was not repaid till then. So, the widow of the man continued repaying the loan from her pension. She never even imagined to request for waiver of the loan. With utmost difficulty, she managed to repay it completely in a few years.
Lalita Shastri proved to be the ideal partner of Late Lal Bahadur Shastri, the former Prime Minister of India.