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Who was George Mathew Fernandes? Former Defence Minister George Fernandes Passes Away at the Age of 88. Fernandes was born in Mangaluru 3 June  1930 he was an Indian trade unionist, politician, journalist, agriculturist, and member of Rajya Sabha from Bihar. George Fernandes, one of the top leaders of the socialist movement in the 1970s. He was a senior Janata Dal leader before he founded the Samata Party. Apart from the defence ministry throughout the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government, Mr. Fernandes control many ministerial portfolios together with communications, trade and railways.

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In 1974, he organised a nationwide railway strike when he was President of the All India Railwaymen’s Federation. In 1976 he was arrested for what was dubbed the “Baroda Dynamite Conspiracy. In 1977, after the Emergency, Fernandes won the Muzaffarpur seat in Bihar and he was appointed as Union Minister. He ordered American multinational company IBM and Coca-Cola to leave the country, due to investment violations. He was a defence minister in (NDA) Government (1998–2004). Fernandes can speak ten languages Konkani, English, Hindi, Tulu, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Malayalam, and Latin. Konkani is his mother language. He learnt Marathi and Urdu in jail, and he learn Latin when he was in the seminary in his early youth.

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Fernandes liked writing and journalism during his student days. He was the editor of a Konkani language of Konkani Yuvak in 1949, He was also the editor of the Raithavani weekly in Kannada.

George Fernandes Death Cause

George Fernandes died on 29-01-2019 in New Delhi, India at the age 88. He was suffering from prolonged illness. Even some days, he was caught by swine flu. On Tuesday morning doctors declared that he is no more.

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George Fernandes won nine Lok Sabha elections from 1967 to 2004. He died on 29 January 2019 at the age of 88.

George Fernandes Political Career

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 Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
4 August 2009 – 7 July 2010
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byJai Narain Prasad Nishad
Succeeded byJai Narain Prasad Nishad
In office
Preceded byLaliteshwar Prasad Shahi
Succeeded byJainarain Prasad Nishad
In office
Preceded byNawal Kishore Sinha
Succeeded byLaliteshwar Prasad Shahi
ConstituencyMuzaffarpur ,Bihar
In office
Preceded byVijoy Kumar Yadav
Succeeded byNitish Kumar
ConstituencyNalanda ,Bihar
In office
Preceded bySadashiv Kanoji Patil
Succeeded byKailas Narain Narula Shivnarain
ConstituencyMumbai South ,Maharashtra
Personal details
Born George Mathew Fernandes
Mangalore, Madras Presidency, British India 
(now in Karnataka, India)
Died29 January 2019 (aged 88)
New Delhi, India
Political partySamat Manch
Other politicalJanata Dal ,Janata Party,Samyukta Socialist Party
Children1 son
ResidenceBangalore, Karnataka, India

George Fernandes Bio, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family

Full NameGeorge Mathew Fernandes
ProfessionPolitician, Indian Trade Unionist, Journalist, Agriculturist, Member of Rajya Sabha from Bihar
Political PartySamata Manch
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Political Journey• 1967: Won the Samyukta Socialist Party elections against S.K. Patil
• 1969: Selected as General Secretary of the Samyukta Socialist Party
• 1973: Chairman of the Socialist Party
• 1998-2004 : Appointed as a Defence Minister in the second and third National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Governments
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Personal Life
Date of Birth03-Jun-30
BirthplaceMangalore , Karnataka, India
Date of Death29-Jan-19
Place of DeathDelhi, India
Age (at the time of death)88 Years
Death CauseAlzheimer’s Disease
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
SignatureGeorge Fernandes Signature
HometownBangalore, India
SchoolSt Peter’s Seminary
CollegeSt. Aloysius College, Mangalore
Educational QualificationSecondary School Drop-out
FamilyFather- John Joseph Fernandes
Mother- Alice Martha Fernandes
Brother- Michael Fernandes (Trade Union Leader),
George Fernandes Brother Michael Fernandes
Aloysius Fernandes, Paul Fernandes, Lawrence Fernandes (Socialist Political Leader), Richard Fernandes
Sister- Not Known
ReligionMangalorean Catholics
HobbyListening to music
Favourite Things
Favourite Actor(s)Dilip Kumar, Ashok Kumar
Favourite ActressesMadhu Bala, Nargis, Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh
Favourite Music Form(s)Western, Classical
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Separated
Affairs/GirlfriendsLeila Kabir
Wife/Spouse/PartnerLeila Kabir (separated in the mid-1980s)
George Fernandes With His Wife Leila Kabir
Marriage Date21-Jul-71
ChildrenSon- Sean Fernandes, Investment Banker (from Leila Kabir)
Daughter- None
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹9.5 crore (as in 2009)

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