Leaders in India expressed grief over the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Castro whom he described as one of the most iconic personalities of the 20th century and a "good friend" of India.
"I extend my deepest condolences to the government and people of Cuba on the sad demise of Fidel Castro. May his soul rest in peace," Modi tweeted.
Fidel Castro was one of the most iconic personalities of the 20th century. India mourns the loss of a great friend.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 26, 2016
I extend my deepest condolences to the Government & people of Cuba on the sad demise of Fidel Castro. May his soul rest in peace.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 26, 2016
"Fidel Castro will remain a legend and a source of inspiration. The world will miss him," ANI quoted CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury as saying.
Yechury told reporters that he had fortune of meeting Castro 3-4 times.
DMK president M Karunanidhi too paid rich tributes to departed Cuban revolutionary icon, 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.