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August 27, 2018 10:12
Indian-American Leaders Mourn Sen. John McCain

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An Indian-American business and political leaders across the country paid glowing tributes to Senator John McCain, who passed away on Saturday at 4:28 pm, after a year-long combat with brain cancer.

The Arizona Republican, who ran vainly against President Barack Obama in the significant 2008 election, was 81.

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The United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, the highest ranking Indian-American in the Trump administration, tweeted:

"Tonight we say goodbye to a true hero. A man who never sought accolades. A patriot who fought every day for American freedom and dignity. A warrior of strength, a patriot of heart, and a man of conviction. There will never be another John McCain. May he rest in peace."

Others who took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late senator include all four Indian American members in the U.S. House of Representatives, Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai, Vivek Ranadive, Sacramento Kings owner, and a number of state lawmakers, among others.

California Democrat Ami Bera, the longest-serving Indian American in the U.S. House of Representatives, wrote:

"Today is a very sad day. This nation has lost a true American hero. Please keep the McCain family in your prayers."

Representative Ro Khanna, also a California Democrat, tweeted: "Throughout his entire life, @SenJohnMcCain displayed a love of country as a public servant. His presence will be missed."

In a lengthy tweet, Washington Democrat Pramila Jayapal wrote:

"The halls of Congress will never be same without Senator John McCain. A man who devoted his life to serving this country, Senator McCain had an unwavering commitment to our democracy, even in his final days."

Pichai tweeted: "RIP @SenJohnMcCain - you were a true American hero, and we're grateful for your sacrifice and service to this country for over 60 years. You'll live on in our hearts and be a role model for generations to come."

McCain, who was tortured during his five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, earlier this week halted treatment from the hostile form of cancer his household saying "the progress of the disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict."

By Sowmya Sangam

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