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Discovery to celebrate the life of Lee Kuan Yew

MUMBAI: With 23 March marking the end of an era for Singapore following the demise of Lee Kuan Yew, infotainment broadcaster Discovery will pay tribute to the man who is regarded as the founding father of modern Singapore.

Titled ‘Father of a Nation: Lee Kuan Yew’, the one-hour special will celebrate his life and chronicle some of his greatest achievements.

The programme will air on 24 March at 8 pm on Discovery Channel.

In a matter of decades, Singapore has emerged from a rural backwater island and evolved into a bustling economic powerhouse. Despite its lack of natural resources, the country now stands proud as one of the Asian Tigers, and this leap from third world to first can be attributed to one man, Lee Kuan Yew.

Lee Kuan Yew was the first prime minister of Singapore, governing for three decades. He is also one of history’s longest-serving ministers, holding successive ministerial positions spanning more than 50 years. Known for his foresight and leadership, the eloquent and outspoken politician is hailed as one of Asia’s most influential figures and has been praised by other world leaders such as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel, and US President Barack Obama.

The special documents the story of how one man survived World War II, took on the British Empire, struggled for independence, and fought for the people and country he loved.