New Delhi, Nov 26: CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday condoled the death of Cuba's revolutionary leader and former President Fidel Castro, who died on Saturday at the age of 90. Yechury said Fidel Castro will remain a legend and a source of inspiration. The world will surely miss him, he also said.
Yechury further spoke about about his experience when he met Fidel Castro. Yechury said that he was fortunate to meet him at lest three-four time, but after the second time, he was scared to meet Castro because of he would bombard questions.
The revolutionary icon, one of the world's best-known and most controversial leaders, survived countless US assassination attempts and premature obituaries, but in the end proved mortal after suffering a long battle with illness.
Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost half a century before handing over the powers to his brother Raul in 2008. His supporters praised him as a man who had given Cuba back to the people. But his opponents accused him of brutally suppressing opposition.