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World icon Nelson Mandela

When Mandela taught me about India: Gopalkrishna Gandhi

For any ambassador, presenting the letters of credence to a head of state is a very intense moment. When I stood before President Nelson Mandela, in Pretoria, the moment was more than intense, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

President may lead delegation at Mandela's funeral

India on Friday announced five-day state mourning for the late Nelson Mandela, who had an enduring bond with the land of Mahatma Gandhi. Plans are afoot for a high-level delegation, possibly led by President Pranab Mukherjee, to represent India at his funeral.

Govt announces 5-day state mourning for Mandela

The government on Friday announced a five-day state mourning as a mark of respect to Nelson Mandela. A decision to this effect was taken at a special meeting of the Union Cabinet, which condoled the death of the anti-apartheid icon.

Nelson Mandela on freedom, sabotage, AIDS

Nelson Mandela gripped audiences with his wit and then often struck them with his observations. Here is a collection of some of the most memorable quotes from his lifetime.

Mandela once fell in love with Indian-origin lady

South Africa might have had an Indian-origin First Lady if Amina Cachalia had agreed to a proposal of marriage from the country's first democratically elected President Nelson Mandela. The global anti-apartheid icon died at the age of 95 early on Friday.

Nelson Mandela had six names

Though the world knew him as Nelson Mandela, South Africa's anti-apartheid hero had five other names, including "Tata".

Mandela burial set for December 15

South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday announced a 10-day period of mourning following the death of Nelson Mandela, culminating in a state funeral and burial on December 15.

Mandela, the man once branded a 'terrorist' by the US

In 2008 just before his 90th birthday, the United States gave Nelson Mandela a special present, striking him from a decades-old terror watch list and ending what US officials called "a rather embarrassing matter."

Dalai Lama says will miss 'dear friend' Mandela

The Dalai Lama said on Friday he would miss his "dear friend" Nelson Mandela, who he hailed as "a man of courage, principle and unquestionable integrity" in a letter sent to the South African icon's family.

How Mandela changed everything with a rugby jersey

A statesman, Mandela didn't just have brushes with sports, occasional appearances timed only for political gain. He embraced them wholeheartedly - rugby, football, cricket, boxing, track and field, among others.

Obama mourns death of icon Nelson Mandela

Counting himself among the millions influenced by Nelson Mandela, US President Barack Obama on Thursday mourned the death of the anti-apartheid icon with whom he shares the distinction of being his nation's first black president.

UN chief calls Mandela 'a giant for justice'

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon says Nelson Mandela was "a giant for justice" whose "selfless struggle for human dignity, equality and freedom" inspired many people around the world.

Morgan Freeman, other entertainers, mourn Mandela

Actors Morgan Freeman and Idris Elba, who both portrayed Nelson Mandela in the movies, were among many figures from the entertainment world who paid tribute to the South African anti-apartheid hero who died on Thursday.
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