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George Fernandes


December 13, 1980, Forty Years Ago: Janata resolution

December 12, 2021 11:38 pm

🔴 The Janata Party president Chandra Shekhar succeeded in securing an unanimous mandate of the party’s national executive to bring about unity of the non-Communist Opposition parties.

The plight of migrants would not have gone unchampioned had George Fernandes been around

June 07, 2020 10:03 am

Socialism in India has never looked after the poorer workers in the private informal sector. They are the overwhelming majority, but they do not count.

Remembering George Fernandes: A selfless politician

February 18, 2020 5:56 pm

Fernandes shunned publicity as regards his private life to the extent that he never bothered to clarify or share with press the true facts of the Tehelkasting, for which he was pilloried.

Leaders across party lines bid farewell to George Fernandes

February 01, 2019 3:33 am

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

The soldier’s minister

February 01, 2019 12:42 am

Military remembers George Fernandes as an effective and empathetic leader.

Family, friends, admirers bid emotional farewell to George Fernandes

January 31, 2019 7:45 pm

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

January 31, 2019 12:44 pm

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: Firebrand political rebel to Defence Minister to lonely end

January 30, 2019 6:56 am

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’

January 30, 2019 3:39 am

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 image in Emergency shackles etched in Muzaffarpur minds

January 30, 2019 7:28 am

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

January 30, 2019 7:07 am

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


George Fernandes, former Union minister, dies at 88

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

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