BD people recall Castro’s historic comments about Bangabandhu

Dhaka,  Fri,  09 December 2016
Published : 26 Nov 2016, 17:11:37

BD people recall Castro’s historic comments about Bangabandhu

Bangladesh recalled revolutionary Cuban leader Fidel Castro on his passing away particularly for his historic comments comparing Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the Himalayas.

"I have not seen the Himalayas. But I have seen Sheikh Mujib. In personality and in courage, this man is the Himalayas. I have thus had the experience of witnessing the Himalayas," Castro said in 1973, reports BSS.

Fidel Castro made this historic comments embracing Bangabandhu at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Algiers, the Algerian capital, in 1973.

The Cuban legendary Communist leader died late Friday in Havana, the Cuban capital, his brother, President Raul Castro, announced on national television.

"The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 22:29 hours this evening," the president announced on national television. Fidel Castro was 90. –RH
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