Fidel Castro’s association with Indian Prime Ministers has continued since the time of Jawaharlal Nehru. (Photo Courtesy: JohnyML Blog)
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In Pics: Remembering Fidel Castro, Iconic Revolutionary

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:

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)
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)
Then Indian PM Manmohan Singh visited Havana in 2006 for the NAM summit, where he met an ailing Fidel Castro. (Photo: PIB)
Then Indian PM Manmohan Singh visited Havana in 2006 for the NAM summit, where he met an ailing Fidel Castro. (Photo: PIB)
An iconic stamp showing a meeting between Fidel Castro and Jawaharlal Nehru, highlighting India’s long-standing close relationship with Cuba. (Photo: Twitter/@AdityaRajKaul)
An iconic stamp showing a meeting between Fidel Castro and Jawaharlal Nehru, highlighting India’s long-standing close relationship with Cuba. (Photo: Twitter/@AdityaRajKaul)
Meeting between then Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Fidel Castro in 1998, Durban. (Photo: PIB)
Meeting between then Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Fidel Castro in 1998, Durban. (Photo: PIB)
Castro and Vajpayee met once again in 2003 at the NAM Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo: PIB)
Castro and Vajpayee met once again in 2003 at the NAM Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo: PIB)
Fidel Castro during his younger days, flanked by his brother Raul Castro, the current President of Cuba, on the left. (Photo: AP)
Fidel Castro during his younger days, flanked by his brother Raul Castro, the current President of Cuba, on the left. (Photo: AP)
A historic photo of a relatively young Fidel Castro in 1959, just after the fall of Batista regime, after which Castro became the prime minister. (Photo: AP)
A historic photo of a relatively young Fidel Castro in 1959, just after the fall of Batista regime, after which Castro became the prime minister. (Photo: AP)
This is a 1979 picture of Castro addressing the UN General Assembly. By this time, he had already been leading Cuba for 20 years. (Photo: AP)
This is a 1979 picture of Castro addressing the UN General Assembly. By this time, he had already been leading Cuba for 20 years. (Photo: AP)
Fidel Castro and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega enjoyed a close relationship. (Photo: AP)
Fidel Castro and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega enjoyed a close relationship. (Photo: AP)
Brothers Fidel Castro and Raul Castro (right) together in April 2011. The former had resigned as President in 2008, after which his brother Raul took over. (Photo: AP)
Brothers Fidel Castro and Raul Castro (right) together in April 2011. The former had resigned as President in 2008, after which his brother Raul took over. (Photo: AP)
This is one of the recent photos (April 2016) of Castro at the Cuban Communist Party Congress, Havana. (Photo: AP)
This is one of the recent photos (April 2016) of Castro at the Cuban Communist Party Congress, Havana. (Photo: AP)
Probably one of the last pictures of Fidel Castro. He’s seen meeting with Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang on 15 November 2016, just 10 days before his death. (Photo: AP)
Probably one of the last pictures of Fidel Castro. He’s seen meeting with Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang on 15 November 2016, just 10 days before his death. (Photo: AP)