George Fernandes

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George Fernandes
George Fernandes in 2002
Minister of Defence
In office
21 October 2001 – 22 May 2004
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byJaswant Singh
Succeeded byPranab Mukherjee
In office
19 March 1998 – 16 March 2001
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byMulayam Singh Yadav
Succeeded byJaswant Singh
Minister of Railways
In office
2 December 1989 – 10 November 1990
Prime MinisterV. P. Singh
Preceded byMadhav Rao Scindia
Succeeded byJaneshwar Mishra
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Bihar (Rajya Sabha)
In office
4 August 2009 – 7 July 2010
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Muzaffarpur
In office
Preceded byJainarain Prasad Nishad
Succeeded byJainarain Prasad Nishad
In office
Preceded byLaliteshwar Prasad Shahi
Succeeded byJainarain Prasad Nishad
In office
Preceded byNawal Kishore Sinha
Succeeded byLaliteshwar Prasad Shahi
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Nalanda
In office
Preceded byVijoy Kumar Yadav
Succeeded byNitish Kumar
Personal details
Born(1930-06-03)3 June 1930
Mangalore, South Canara, British Raj
(now in Karnataka, India)
Died29 January 2019(2019-01-29) (aged 88)
New Delhi, India
Political partyJanata Dal (United)
Spouse(s)Leila Kabir
Children1 son

George Fernandes[1] (3 June 1930 – 29 January 2019) was the former Indian trade unionist, politician,[2] journalist,[3] agriculturist, and member of Rajya Sabha from Bihar.[4] He was a key member of the Janata Dal (United), and is the founder of the Samata Party.

Fernandes suffered from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, and in January 2010 was underwent treatment at Baba Ramdev's ashram at Haridwar[5] He died of complications from the diseases on 29 January 2019 in New Delhi, aged 88.[6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Reddy 1977, p. 144 "(i) Accused George Mathew Fernandes (hereinafter referred to as George Fernandes Al) is the former Chairman of the Socialist Party of India and also the President of the All India Railway- men's Federation."
  2. Sharma, Surender (2010-07-01). "By George! It's out on the street". MiD DAY. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 2010-09-03. As if it had not earned enough bad name and publicity for one of the most veteran politicians and trade unionist George Fernandes, claimants to his legacy slug it out in streets on Wednesday.
  3. "Biographical Sketch (Member of Parliament: 13th Lok Sabha)". Parliament of India. Retrieved 2010-09-12.
  4. "Shri George Fernandes General Information". Government of Bihar. Archived from the original on 2019-02-07. Retrieved 2010-09-03.
  5. "George Fernandes being treated by Swami Ramdev". 19 January 2010. Retrieved January 19, 2010.
  6. "George Fernandes, Former Defence Minister, Dies At 88 After Long Illness". 29 January 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  7. "George Fernandes, former Defence Minister, passes away". The Hindu. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2019.

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