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Karuna condoles Castro's demise

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

President today paid rich tributes to departed Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro, hailing him as a 'lion cub' who grew to lead a rebellion in the South American country.

"A lion cub who grew to become a respected revolutionary leader in a small country, Fidel Castro is one of the greatest leaders I can never forget," he said in a statement here.

Condoling Castro's death, the 93-year old expressed his sympathies with the people of Cuba and supporters of the former Cuban president all over the world.

He also recalled a poem 'presented' by him during an event to commemorate the Cuban revolution here a few years ago and hailed Castro's leadership.

Castro had ushered in lot of people-oriented welfare measures and had defied the US on many occasions, he said.

The Cuban leader died in Havana yesterday aged 90.

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First Published: Sat, November 26 2016. 13:02 IST