RIP George Fernandes

George Fernandes, former defence minister in the Vajpayee government, passed away at the age of 88 on Tuesday, 29 January. Fernandes was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and had reportedly contracted swine flu recently. 

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Fernandes served as the defence minister in the Vajpayee government between 1998 and 2004

A prominent leader of the socialist movement, he founded the Samata Party

An anti-Emergency crusader, Fernandes was made a minister in the Morarji Desai government 

He stepped down from his post of a defence minister in 2004 after the ‘coffingate scam’ broke out

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Fernandes served as the defence minister in the Vajpayee government between 1998 and 2004

A prominent leader of the socialist movement, he founded the Samata Party

An anti-Emergency crusader, Fernandes was made a minister in the Morarji Desai government 

He stepped down from his post of a defence minister in 2004 after the ‘coffingate scam’ broke out

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