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Leaders across party lines bid farewell to George Fernandes

The ashes of Fernandes will be buried at the Christian Cemetery at Prithviraj Road on Friday.

The soldier’s minister

Military remembers George Fernandes as an effective and empathetic leader.

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Family, friends, admirers bid emotional farewell to George Fernandes

George Fernandes died on Tuesday at the age of 88 at his residence after prolonged illness. He was suffering from Alzheimer's disorder that had left him debilitated.

George Fernandes was the symbol of resistance to the Emergency

He took on the might of Indira Gandhi during Emergency and galvanised an underground resistance movement against the tyranny. At the height of terrorism in Kashmir he would fearlessly approach terrorists on behalf of the government, without security escorts.

George Fernandes will be remembered as a fearless leader who worked tirelessly for workers

Our real homage to George Fernandes will be to remember him and follow him as a man of integrity who worked tirelessly for workers, and the downtrodden and underprivileged classes of society.

Bye George

George and I have lived our lives in politics. Though we ended up in opposing camps, our camaraderie of more than half a century, forged in the blood and iron of peoples’ struggles, was impervious to partisan affiliations.

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George Fernandes image in Emergency shackles etched in Muzaffarpur minds

When he first contested from the seat in Bihar, a choice of socialist icon Jay Prakash Narayan (JP), in 1977, Fernandes, a crusader against Indira Gandhi’s Emergency, was in jail.

George Fernandes: Firebrand political rebel to Defence Minister to lonely end

In his heyday, Fernandes was a romantic figure and an inspiration for many, particularly during Indira Gandhi’s Emergency, when he called for a violent overthrow of her dictatorial regime.

Tribute to ‘George-Saheb’: ‘Fiery trade union leader who fought for justice’

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu described Fernandes as a “fighter” for the working class, “an upright politician, an able administrator, a great parliamentarian and above all a good human being”.

George Fernandes (1930-2019): ‘Badshah of Bombay who could shut down city’

Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray and Fernandes were contemporaries, and the latter was perhaps the only leader who addressed the Sena patriarch as 'Bal'.

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George Fernandes, the poster boy of anti-Emergency, dies at 88

Fernandes was born in Mangalore in Karnataka in 1930. His first stint in politics was with the Janata Party after Emergency.

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George Fernandes, former Union minister, dies at 88

A nine-time Lok Sabha MP and anti-Emergency crusader, Fernandes passed away at the age of 88 following a prolonged illness

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