Fidel Castro was bornon 13 August 1926 in Birán, Cuba, Cuban, is Cuban Revolutionary Leader. Fidel Castro was one of the most prominent communist leaders of the last century. He was the Prime Minister, President and Commander-in-Chief of Cuba and made the country a one-party socialist state. Castro started off as a rebellion against right-wing governments in the Dominican Republic and Colombia and in a matter of time became the leader of the communist revolution and ruled Cuba for almost 6 decades. In his almost six-decade long career, Castro moved from the rank of being a ‘political illiterate’ to being a ‘pro politician’. Adopting anti-imperialistic politics, Castro led the Cuban Revolution and successfully overthrew Fulgencio Batista, the US-backed President of Cuba. He developed strong ties with the Soviet Union, which further irked the U. S. A, which US attempted to remove him, by economic blockade, assassination and counter-revolution but none of these had an impact on Castro and his rule remained strong. Castro implemented various socialistic reforms including introduction of the central economic planning and expansion of the healthcare and education. Castro also served as the Secretary General of the Non Aligned Movement and the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba.
Since 1990s, Castro suffered from various health issues, which worsened in 2006 when he was reported to be suffering from gastrointestinal bleedingHe died on 26 November 2016, at the age of 90
Additionally, he was the Commander-in-Chief from 1959 to 2008
The unison, however, did not last long as Castro broke ties with Balart (1955) on account of her working for Batista
The couple was blessed with a son, Fidelito in 1949
Castro went into the wedlock with Mirta Diaz Balart in 1948