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New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday led the House to pay tributes to former Mauritius President Anerood Jugnauth and first President of Zambia Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda. Both the leaders had passed away last month.

Anerood Jugnauth died last month at the age of 91. He was the country's longest-serving Prime Minister with more than 18 years of tenure. Jugnauth was considered the father of the Mauritian economic miracle of the 1980s. Centre had declared one day's State Mourning on June 5 throughout India over the demise of the former President.

Meanwhile, Zambia's first President Kenneth Kaunda died at the age of 97. President Kaunda is known to the Zambian people as the Founding Father of the Republic of Zambia.

He was steadfast in uniting Zambia's 73 tribes through his commitment to "One Zambia, One Nation". He advocated against discrimination of people living with HIV/AIDS and was a tireless advocate for the poor and marginalised. (ANI)

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