Former US President George HW Bush dies aged 94

Former US President George Bush dies at age 94, family spokesman says

George H.W. Bush: A life in pictures

Former President George H.W. Bush was passionate about strong relations between India and USA.

Bush, the 41st president of the United States who led America during the collapse of the Soviet Union and engineered the defeat of an audacious Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, died in Houston on Friday. Bush's entire life was dedicated to serving his country. He was a first baseman and captain of the Yale University Bulldogs, and led the team to the first two ever College World Series in 1947 and 1948.

Bush married Barbara Pierce in January 1945, shortly before the war ended, and the couple went on to have six children, including one, Robin, who died as a child.

The drawing memorializing President Bush depicts him arriving to heaven in a TBM Avenger war plane, which he flew during World War II.

"May he rest in peace", the prime minister said. Shot down over the Pacific by Japanese anti-aircraft fire, he parachuted out and was rescued by a submarine after huddling in a life raft for four hours while enemy forces circled. In his early political career, Bush served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the USA envoy to China and the chief of the Central Intelligence Agency.

In 1988, Bush beat Michael Dukakis in the nationwide presidential election.

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Chopra, 36, and Jonas, 26, were dressed for a puja , a traditional ceremony that shows reverence with prayers, songs and rituals. Nick was also seen sporting traditional Indian outfit, an embroidered pink kurta paired with cream pajamas and sunglasses.

He assembled a coalition of 32 nations to drive Iraqi forces out in a matter of weeks with a lightning air and ground assault.

"The President and First Lady were notified late last night of President George H.W. Bush's passing", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said from Buenos Aires, where Trump is attending the G20 summit.

In his post-presidency, Bush turned to philanthropy - he joined forces with Bill Clinton to raise funds for victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami and the 2010 Haiti natural disaster.

Babe Ruth and George H.W. Bush in 1948.

One more EU official who paid tribute to Bush was European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker who qualified late US President as a "leader who was an example" to everyone.

He worked with Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama and son George to raise money for hurricane victims in Texas in 2017.

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