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First PM of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew No More

Singapore, March 23: First prime minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew is no more. Tributes and condolences poured in for the departed soul from leaders across the globe. He was 91. The country will observe the week as the period of national mourning till his funeral scheduled on Sunday.

Lee Kuan was the founding father of Modern Singapore. His departure created a vacuum and triggered mourning across the country.

Expressing grief over the death of the leader, US President Barack Obama described Lee as a true giant whom all were paying respect and the world leaders were seeking his advice and suggestions on governance and economic development.

Lee was deeply admired for his business policies. He also faced criticism abroad for his strict control over the Press, protests, and opposition parties. He was the influential figure in the power corridor.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi too expressed his condolence over the demise of the world leader. Taking to Twitter, Modi said, "A far-sighted statesman & a lion among leaders, Mr Lee Kuan Yew's life teaches valuable lessons to everyone. News of his demise is saddening".

In this hour of bereavement, our prayers are with Mr. Lee Kuan Yew's family and the people of Singapore. May his soul rest in peace, he posted.

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