Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90.
The Cuban government has announced that Castro's funeral will take place of 4 December.
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. The revolutionary leader retired from the public eye in 2006 after an emergency surgery to treat intestinal bleeding.
A Marxist-Leninist and Cuban nationalist, Fidel Castro also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011.
It was during Fidel Castro's administration that Cuba became a one-party communist state and industry and business were nationalised.
Due to his health issues, Fidel Castro had temporarily transferred power to his younger brother Raul Castro, who was the defence minister. Raul then permanently took Fidel Castro's place as president of Cuba in 2008.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Communist Party leader Sitaram Yechury and Railway Minister Sureh Prabhu also paid tributes on Twitter to the Cuban revolutionary.
I extend my deepest condolences to the Government & people of Cuba on the sad demise of Fidel Castro. May his soul rest in peace.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 26, 2016
We stand in support with the Cuban Government and people in this tragic hour.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 26, 2016
Fidel Castro was one of the most iconic personalities of the 20th century. India mourns the loss of a great friend.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 26, 2016
End of an era. But revolutionaries like Fidel Castro live forever. pic.twitter.com/4mXNHNTZM6— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) November 26, 2016
Legendary #FidelCastro, someone who was popular in all parts of the world, hero worshipped by millions, passes away. Condolences,RIP— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) November 26, 2016