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Fidel Castro's Funeral On December 4, His Ashes To Be Buried In Santiago

AFP

First published: November 26, 2016, 4:34 PM IST | Updated: November 26, 2016
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Fidel Castro's Funeral On December 4, His Ashes To Be Buried In Santiago
In this March 15, 1995 file photo, then Cuban president Fidel Castro gestures during a tour of Paris. (Photo: Reuters/Charles Platiau)

Cuban government Havana: Cuba declared nine days of public mourning on Saturday for its late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, and said his ashes will be buried at a ceremony on December 4 in Santiago de Cuba.

From November 26 to December 4, "Public activities and shows will cease, the national flag will fly at half mast on public buildings and military installations," a statement from the state executive said.

Fidel Castro was one of the most iconic personalities of the 20th century. India mourns the loss of a great friend.

— NarendraModi(@narendramodi) November 26, 2016

Castro's ashes will be buried in the historic southeastern city of Santiago on December 4 after a four-day procession through the country, it added. President Raul Castro earlier said that his older brother Fidel was to be cremated early on Saturday.

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