Narendra Modi mourns Muhammad Ali’s death, describes him as ‘exemplary’

Narendra Modi mourned the death of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali who passed away in the United States on Saturday.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: June 4, 2016 5:24 pm
Muhammad Ali, Ali fights, Muhammad Ali bouts, Muhammad Ali dead, Ali death, Narendra Modi, Modi PM, sports news, sports Muhammad Ali was a three-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympicgold-medallist. (Source: Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday joined the sporting world in mourning the death of boxing great Muhammad Ali, who passed away in the United States after a long battle with the Parkinson’s disease.

“RIP Muhammad Ali. You were an exemplary sportsperson & source of inspiration who demonstrated the power of human spirit & determination,” Modi, who is in Afghanistan, wrote on his twitter page.

The funeral arrangements for Ali would be announced later on Saturday.

A three-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympicgold-medallist, Ali was widely revered for his active role in fighting for civil rights.

Ali had been hospitalised multiple times in recent years.

WATCH: Muhammad Ali’s ten greatest fights

He spent time in hospital in 2014 after suffering a mild case of pneumonia and again in 2015 for a urinary tract infection.

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