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Hindus offer condolences on Jewish peace activist Elie Wiesel's death
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that they were saddened by the passing of Wiesel, 87.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, stated that with Wiesel's death, world had lost a humanitarian who fought against hatred and conflicts.
Strong and moral voice against repression, racism, intolerance and cruelty; Wiesel, a great thinker and eloquent speaker; brought the message of peace to the world and spoke continuously for the victims of oppression and violence, Rajan Zed noted.
An activist and a forceful personality who wrote over 60 books, Wiesel never gave up on his commitment to the service of humanity, Zed added.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee reportedly called Romanian born American Wiesel a "messenger to mankind" when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. He also recieved various other prizes and honors, including U.S. Congressional Gold Medal.