Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Oscar Fernandes, passes away aged 80

Senior Congress pioneer and previous Union Minister Oscar Fernandes died on Monday, matured 80. He inhaled his last breathe at Mangalore’s Yenepoya Hospital in evening on Monday.

Fernandes, who had gone through a medical procedure to eliminate a blood coagulation from his cerebrum in July, was conceded to the emergency clinic in Mangalore in the wake of experiencing a head injury while rehearsing yoga at his home.

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Fernandes was Union Cabinet Minister for Transport, Road and Highways and Labor and Employment, and was supposed to be one of the nearby compatriots of Rahul Gandhi and the whole Gandhi family.

He even filled in as the Parliamentary Secretary to Rajiv Gandhi. He was first chosen to the seventh Lok Sabha in 1980 from Udupi body electorate in Karnataka, after which he won four additional terms from the Karnatka seat. He was selected to Rajya Sabha by Congress after he lost the 1999 Lok Sabha races.

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