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George Fernandes passes away

Veteran Socialist leader and former Union Defence Minister George Fernandes passes away after Prolonged illness, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior cabinet ministers and political leaders mourn the passing away of the veteran leader, Bihar Govt. announces 2 Day State Mourning. Former Defence Minister in Vajpayee government, George Fernandes passed away on Tuesday at the age of 88.
Born in Karnataka's Mangalore on 3rd June 1930, George Fernandes was a veteran socialist leader and trade unionist. He rose to prominence in 1967 with a surprise victory over senior Congress leader SK Patil from South Bombay constituency. He organised many strikes and bandhs in Bombay in the 1950s and 1960s, the most notable among these was the All India Railway strike in 1974. Fernandes went underground in 1975, while challenging Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for imposing emergency. However, he was arrested later on.
In 1977, after the Emergency had been lifted, Fernandes won the Muzaffarpur seat in Bihar in absentia. He was appointed Union Minister for Industries in Morarji Desai's cabinet when the Janata Party took office in 1977. George Fernandes was among those leaders of anti-Congress politics, who led from front.


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