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Last rites of former Defence Minister George Fernandes to be held in New Delhi

The last rites of former Defence Minister George Fernandes will perform in New Delhi. The former Minister passed away on 29 January at the age of 88.

Fernandes had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for a long time and was down with swine flu for the last few days as well. George Fernandes was one of the most prominent leaders of the socialist movement in the 1970s. He was a senior Janata Dal leader before he founded the Samata Party. Georges Fernandes held several ministerial portfolios including communications, industry, and railways. He rose to prominence after his surprise victory in the 1967 parliamentary elections, over a Congress veteran in Mumbai.

 

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