Castro's funeral: Rajnath Singh to lead delegation

The revolutionary icon, who defied the United States for nearly half a century, and governed Cuba as the Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976, died on Saturday at he age of 90.

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New Delhi, Nov 28: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will lead a delegation to Havana on Tuesday to attend iconic Cuban leader Fidel Castro's funeral, said reports.

The revolutionary icon, who defied the United States for nearly half a century, and governed Cuba as the Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976, died on Saturday at he age of 90.

Fidel Castro and Rajnath Singh

Cubans will pay tribute to their late iconic leader, Fidel Castro, for two days, starting Monday morning, at the Jose Marti Memorial, located in the Plaza de la Revolucion.

This would mark the beginning of the funeral ceremonies which would last until Sunday, December 4 From Monday 9.00 a.m. local time through Tuesday at noon, people would be able to visit the memorial to pay tribute and bid their last "goodbye" to the leader of the Cuban Revolution Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday 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.

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