Congress veteran Oscar Ferenandes laid to rest as nation bids adieu

Bengaluru, Sep 16 (IANS): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday paid last respects to veteran party leader and former union minister Oscar Fernandes at the Saint Patrick's Church in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Rahul Gandhi was received by Opposition leader Siddaramaiah and Congress President D.K. Shivakumar and other top Congress leaders at Kempegowda International Airport (KIAL). He directly reached the residence of Oscar Fernandes on Rest House Road in Bengaluru and met his family members.

Later, he attended the final blessing ceremony organized at Saint Patrick's church for family and invited guests. He sat through the final ceremony in the church and consoled Oscar Fernandes' family members.

AICC General Secretary and Karnataka In-Charge Randeep Surjewala and other top leaders also paid their last respects.

Veteran Congress leader Oscar Fernandes passed away on September 13 at a private hospital. An octogenarian, Oscar Fernandes was being treated for a head injury he suffered when he was practicing yoga at his residence. Doctors had conducted a surgery on him to remove a clot in his head. However, he never came back from the state of unconsciousness. Fernandes was also undergoing dialysis at regular intervals. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.





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  • Francis, Shirva/UK

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    Oscar Fernandes’s demise is bringing to end of powerful and dominant Congress era in Udupi district His legacy will remain in people’s heart RIP sir

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  • Peter Dsouza, Mumbai/Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    RIP. Such a great leader. He left so much void in the leadership. Nevertheless he has groomed so many young leaders to foray in to democracy.

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  • anthony, mangalore

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    India lost a Noble Soul and a very decent Politician.

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  • Agnes, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 16 2021

    Jeevan kudla as you hoped Rahul Gandhi did come to pay his last respects to a loyal congressman. So what do you say now,?

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  • Piadade, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 16 2021

    India lost a very decent politician. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • D VV, Bajpe

    Thu, Sep 16 2021

    Family members My hearts are with you and your family, may Oscar rest In peace. Please be strong so that his soul can rest in peace. May his soul rest in peace. My prayers to the Almighty would be that may his soul rest in peace and may you stay calm.

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Thu, Sep 16 2021

    May our Everloving Gracious Lord Welcome our dear friend Oscar Fernandes into His Wonderful Kingdom to be with Him for ever ! THANK YOU LORD FOR YOUR BLESSINGS !!!

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  • Bala, Kudla

    Thu, Sep 16 2021

    Miss the good man. Would have achieved more. But not with the national parties.His ideology burried with him.Ever remember you sir.

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