Ex-Defence Minister George Fernandes dies at 88

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Ex-Defence Minister George Fernandes dies at 88

Jan 29, 2019 10:21 IST

Former Defence Minister George Fernandes passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 88. Fernandes was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for a long time. He had served as the defence minister in the NDA government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee between 1998 and 2004. His last stint as a parliamentarian was as a Rajya Sabha MP between August 2009 and July 2010. PM Narendra Modi condoled the death saying that Fernandes represented the best of India’s political leadership.

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