Senior Congress leader Oscar Fernandes passes away at 80

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Congress leader Oscar Fernandes. (Photo/.Twitter)
Congress leader Oscar Fernandes. (Photo/.Twitter)

Mangaluru (Karnataka) [India], September 13 (ANI): Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Oscar Fernandes passed away on Monday at the age of 80, informed the Congress party.

He was admitted to a private hospital in Karnataka's Mangaluru.

"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. (ANI)

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