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Former Australian PM Bob Hawke dead at 89

IANS  |  Canberra 

Bob Hawke, one of Australia's longest-serving Prime Ministers and a former leader, died on Thursday at the age of 89.

"Today we lost Bob Hawke, a great Australian - many would say the greatest Australian of the post-war era," Hawke's wife said in a statement cited by newspaper.

"Bob was dearly loved by his family and so many friends and colleagues. We will miss him," she said.

was in office from 1983 to 1991, winning three elections and becoming the country's third

His achievements as included modernizing the economy and integrating it into the global community, establishing and championing environmental issues.

is survived by his wife D'Alpuget and his three children - Susan, Stephen and Rosslyn.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 15:54 IST
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