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Vice President condoles the passing away of Fidel Castro

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The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has condoled the passing away of former President of Cuba, Mr. Fidel Castro. In a message, he said that the people of Cuba have lost the architect of their revolution and the developing countries of the world a champion of equality and justice. He was a dear friend of India, and would continue to be remembered here, particularly for his role in the Non-Aligned Movement, he added. .

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Following is the text of Vice Presidents message:.

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I am profoundly saddened at the passing away of Commander Fidel Castro of Cuba, a heroic figure and an influential personality on the world stage. .

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In his death, the people of Cuba have lost the architect of their revolution and the developing countries of the world a champion of equality and justice. .

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He was a dear friend of India, and would continue to be remembered here, particularly for his role in the Non-Aligned Movement. I had the privilege of meeting him during my visit to Havana in October 2013. .

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In this time of sorrow, I extend my sympathies to the government and the friendly people of Cuba and pray for eternal peace for the departed soul." .

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First Published: Sat, November 26 2016. 00:20 IST