A true socialist: George Fernandes was one of the few leaders who rose above caste, religious identity divides in India
A firebrand trade unionist and socialist, George Fernandes belonged to a rare bunch of political leaders who rose above caste, religious and regional identities to leave an indelible mark on Indian politics.
George Fernandes passes away at 88: Family awaits son's arrival from US; ex-defence minister's funeral to be held in New Delhi
George Fernandes served as the defence minister in the NDA government between 1998 and 2004. He was out of the public glare after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.