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Former Defence Minister George Fernandes passes away at age 88

Former Defence Minister George Fernandes passes away aged 88

Former defence minister and and anti-Emergency crusader George Fernandes passed away aged 88 on Tuesday. who also served as the Railways Minister in former Prime Minister VP Singh’s government, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and recently, he contracted swine flu, they said.
Born on June 3, 1930, Fernandes was a former Indian trade unionist, politician, journalist, agriculturist, and member of Rajya Sabha from Bihar. He was the founder of the Samata Party.