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Indira Gandhi and Fidel Castro shared a close relationship. Castro’s visit to New Delhi in 1983 for the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit was an important one. (Photo Courtesy: JohnyML Blog)

In Pics: Remembering Fidel Castro, Iconic Revolutionary

Castro also enjoyed a close relationship with India, testified by his meetings with Indian prime ministers.

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The death of Fidel Castro, the former Communist president of Cuba at the age of 90, has left the whole world in shock.

The leader of the Communist Revolution grabbed many headlines across the world during his half-a-century-long leadership of the country. He will be most vividly remembered for his strained relations with the USA and for playing an influential role during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Castro also enjoyed a close relationship with India – as is testified by his various meetings with the Indian leaders, including Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh.

Here are some photos The Quint has compiled that showcase the Communist leader’s controversial yet influential political career:


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