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Founder of Modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew passes away

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Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore, who was both feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired worldwide for turning the city state into one of the World’s richest nations while in power for 31 years, died on 23rd march at the age of 91.

About Lee Kuan Yew:

  • He was the First Prime minister of Singapore.
  • He has been described as the ‘founding father’ and ‘architect’ of modern Singapore.
  • He was one of the most influential political figures in Asia
  • Lee was admitted to Singapore general Hospital on February 5, 2015.
  • He was suffering from Severe pneumonia and was later put on life support.

“Even from my sick bed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave and I feel something is going wrong, I will get up”, He said in a 1988 National Day rally. 

Barack Obama called Lee Kuan Yew a “Visionary” and “true giant of history“.