Cuban leader Fidel Castro passes away

Havana,Nov26:Cuban state TV and leader Raoul Castro announces the death and passing away of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

Cuban president Fidel Castro died on Friday at 7 p.m.

The dictator, who ruled Cuba from 1959 to 2008, was 90 years old.

Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost half a century before handing over the powers to his brother Raul in 2008.

His supporters praised him as a man who had given Cuba back to the people. But his opponents accused him of brutally suppressing opposition.