DMK President M Karunanidhi on Saturday paid rich tributes to departed Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro, hailing him as a ‘lion cub’ who grew to lead a rebellion in the South American country. “A lion cub who grew to become a respected revolutionary leader in a small country, Fidel Castro is one of the greatest leaders I can never forget,” he said in a statement.
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Condoling Castro’s death, the 93-year old Karunanidhi expressed his sympathies with the people of Cuba and supporters of the former Cuban president all over the world. He also recalled a poem ‘presented’ by him during an event to commemorate the Cuban revolution in Chennai a few years ago and hailed Castro’s leadership.
Castro had ushered in lot of people-oriented welfare measures and had defied the US on many occasions, he said. The Cuban leader died in Havana on Friday aged 90.