Fidel Castro’s death: CPM leader Sitaram Yechury calls it an end of an era

"End of an era. But revolutionaries like Fidel Castro live forever," he posted on his timeline along with an image of Fidel Castro.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 26, 2016 1:07 pm
Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro death, Fidel Castro dies, Sitaram Yechury, Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro, Cuban President Fidel Castro, revolutionary Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro died, world news Fidel Castro sits as he clasps hands with his brother, Cuban President Raul Castro, right, and second secretary of the Central Committee, Jose Ramon Machado Ventura. (AP/File)

Revolutionary and former Cuban leader Fidel Castro died on Friday at the age of 90, eight years after surrendering power to brother Raul Castro. CPM leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday posted a message for the leader on Facebook.

“End of an era. But revolutionaries like Fidel Castro live forever,” he posted on his timeline along with an image of Castro.

Yechury told reporters that Castro will remain a legend, as he recounted his meetings with him. “Fidel Castro will remain a legend and a source of inspiration. The world will miss him,” he said.

“I had fortune of meeting him 3-4 times. After the second time I was afraid of meeting him again, because he would bombard you with questions,” Yechury added.

Read | Fidel Castro was the revolutionary who defied US for 50 years

Fidel Castro was the Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and then served as President from 1976 to 2008. Cuban President Raul Castro announced the death of his brother on state television.

Castro led a rebellion against right-wing forces in Cuba and after one failed attempt, successfully overthrew the Batista government. He was the youngest leader at the age of 32 to be inducted in the government. He faced a time of crippling trade embargoes from the US and survived many assassination attempts.

Head of government and state is president of the Council of State and president of Council of Ministers, positions Fidel Castro held until he resigned in February 2008. Castro’s younger brother Raul elected by National Assembly to replace him on February 24, 2008.

He was responsible for converting Cuba into a one-party socialist state under Communist Party rule.

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    Vedic_Citizen
    Nov 26, 2016 at 7:10 am
    Yetchuri thinks he is Castro of India
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    Rathna LK
    Nov 26, 2016 at 6:55 am
    True.
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    dskygirl
    Nov 26, 2016 at 7:38 am
    Yechury, the 5 star marxist.
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    L bhadrapati Devi
    Nov 26, 2016 at 7:41 am
    Castro is an important socialist political figure of Cuba unlike our left parties of India. However, our left parties are always against the national interest and support anti-India enies for exercising outdated political ideology. Even during the communist soviet era, Russianization was used as ideological implementation of communism in other republic.
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    rahul
    Nov 26, 2016 at 7:12 am
    Anything that is not linked to India and its cultures, traditions, and (Hindu) past, will be greatly appreciated by the bigoted hypocrites...
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    Ravindra
    Nov 26, 2016 at 8:19 am
    Thank God! It is end of an era!!!
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    Indian
    Nov 26, 2016 at 8:03 am
    Communism has been wiped out from the world. ........... North Korean and Cuban communism is the perpetrate FAMILY RULE and CHINESE COMMUNISM is for perpetration of rule os select few. If open elections are held, communism will be thrown out from these three states too.
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