Nelson Mandela and his Indian connection

Updated: December 06, 2013 09:53 IST

Nelson Mandela passed away on Thursday night after suffering for the past few months from respiratory problems. He was 95.

Nelson Mandela and his Indian connection
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former South African President and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela arrive at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on 02 0ctober 2006.

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Nelson Mandela and his Indian connection
Nelson Mandela and India's former President Addul Kalam enjoy a joke at Mandelas office in Johannesburg on 16 September 2004. An awestruck Abdul Kalam on Thursday hailed Mandela as a "mighty spirit"-a term signifying near-divine status in India- after meeting with South Africa's most famous son.

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Nelson Mandela and his Indian connection
Former South African president and Nobel peace prize laureate Nelson Mandela receives on 22 August 2007, Sonia Gandhi, the President of the Indian National Congress and the leader of the ruling Indian Congress Alliance at the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg during her four day working visit to South Africa.

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Nelson Mandela and his Indian connection
South African President Nelson Mandela is introduced to Mohammad Azharudin by the Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar during the lunch break on the third day of the Second cricket Test between South Africa and India at Newlands on 04 January, 1997.

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