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Senior Congress leader Oscar Fernandes passes away at 80

Mangaluru, India

Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Oscar Fernandes died on Monday at the age of 80, informed the Congress party.

He was admitted to a personal hospital in Karnataka’s Mangaluru.

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“We are deeply saddened by the demise of Shri Oscar Fernandes Ji, our heartfelt condolences to his family.

A Congress stalwart, his vision for an inclusive India had an enormous influence on the politics of our times. The Congress family will deeply miss his mentorship & guidance,” tweeted the Congress.

Fernandes, considered near to the Nehru-Gandhi family, held several party positions and also served because the Union Cabinet Minister for Transport, Road and Highways and Labour and Employment within the UPA regime.

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