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World leaders bid farewell to Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew

Global leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Premier Tony Abbott, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, former US President Bill Clinton and UK House of Commons leader William Hague attended the ceremony of Lee Kuan Yew. Defence sirens were blown throughout Singapore's housing estates for a minute of silence to pay respects as the last post was played on by a military bugler. The Singapore Armed Forces, which was established by Lee, gave the highest honour to the leader with a 21-gun salute, a fly-past by the air force planes and sail-past by naval boats. A 21-gun salute is normally reserved for sitting heads of state but an exception was made for Lee.
PM offers his condolences over passing of Lee Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lauded Singapore's founder and first premier Lee Kuan Yew as a "global thinker" and said India deeply valued his friendship and his support for its economic progress. In his message in the condolence book, at the funeral of the Lee Kuan Yew, the Prime Minister said The passing of Lee Kuan Yew, is not the passing of an individual, but indeed, of an era. He was a torchbearer of hope, not just for Singapore, but for all of Asia. He will continue to inspire eternally. On behalf of all Indians, I pay homage to him.