Singh, an artist, philanthropist and diplomat from India, died Sunday of a stroke at age 88.
His "untiring efforts and personal commitment to fostering mutual understanding and peace have served as a great source of inspiration," said Irina Bokova in a statement. Bokova is director-general of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
In 1995 the agency created the Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence in his honor.
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