Senior Congress leader Oscar Fernandes passes away


GUWAHATI: Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Oscar Fernandes passed away today. The official Twitter handle of Indian National Congress informed through a tweet.

The tweet read, “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 a huge influence on the politics of our times.

The Congress family will deeply miss his mentorship & guidance.”

Earlier, in the last week of July, eighty-year-old Fernandes was admitted at the Yenepoya Specialty Hospital, Mangalore after he suffered a fall while practicing Yoga at his home and faced complications.

During the UPA government, Oscar Fernandes served as the Union Cabinet Minister for Transport, Road and Highways and Labour and Employment, Government of India.