OBITUARY – Mr. George Fernandez passed away on 29.01.2019

30 Jan

Shri George Fernandez , prominent Trade Union Leader and formal Central Minister has passed away after prolonged illness in New Delhi on 29.01.2019.Shri George Mathew Fernandez was a Trade unionist, Politician, Journalist and agriculturist passed away on 29-01-2019 at the age of 88. As a trade unionist, he organized many strikes in 1950s and 1960s at Bombay. He led the historic railway strike in 1974 demanding bonus and the strike was suppressed by the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. He was jailed during the emergency and was not released even after lifting of emergency. He fought the Parliament Election in 1977 from jail and won with a mammoth margin.

BDPA (INDIA) conveys its heartfelt condolences to bereaved family.