Mangaluru, : Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Oscar Fernandes passed away on Monday. He was 80. He was admitted to a private hospital in Karnataka’s Mangaluru. This was informed by the Congress party.
“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,” tweeted the Congress.
Fernandes, considered close to the Nehru-Gandhi family, held several party positions and also served as the Union Cabinet Minister for Transport, Road and Highways and Labour and Employment in the UPA regime.