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Fidel Castro's unflinching support for India's causes will be remembered forever: Sonia Gandhi

Updated: Nov 26, 2016 12:43 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 26 (ANI): Condoling the passing away of Revolutionary Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said that his resolute support for India's cause on various fora will always remain deeply etched in the minds and hearts of the Indian people.

Describing his death as a loss not limited to Cuba or a particular ideology, Gandhi said that Castro led the oppressed and the striving from the front and stood up to every attempt at stifling the voice of freedom.

"His contribution to the Non Aligned Movement and his unflinching support for India's cause on various fora will always remain deeply etched in the minds and hearts of the Indian people," the Congress quoted Gandhi as saying in a statement.

The revolutionary icon, one of the world's best-known and most controversial leaders, who survived countless US assassination attempts and premature obituaries, died late on Friday night after suffering a long battle with illness.

The announcement of Castro's death on Friday was long expected, given the former president's age and health problems, but when it came it was still a shock. (ANI)