The former Union Minister cum Senior Congress Leader Oscar Fernandes passed away at the age of 80 while he was undergoing treatment in a private hospital.
Mr. Fernades met with an injury while he was practicing for his yoga and was hospitalized. As said he had also undergone brain surgery to remove the cloth from his head.
Mr. Fernades was a sitting member of the Rajya Sabha.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shows his condolences on Oscar Fernades sudden dismissal
“Saddened by the demise of Rajya Sabha MP Shri Oscar Fernandes Ji. In this sad hour, my thoughts and prayers are with his family and well-wishers. May his soul rest in peace,” PM Modi said.
Senior Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi Tweeted
“My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Shri Oscar Fernandes Ji. It is a personal loss for me. He was a guide and mentor to many of us in the Congress Party. He will be missed and fondly remembered for his contributions,”
Siddaramaiah, Congress legislative party leader in Karnataka Assembly tweeted
“Shocked by the demise of senior @INCIndia leader & former minister #OscarFernandes. My condolences to his family members and may his soul rest in peace.”
Congress General Secretary, K C Venugopal tweeted
“Extremely saddened by the demise of @INCIndia stalwart Shri Oscar Fernandes. An irreplaceable mentor & hardworking organizational leader, Oscar Ji contributed immensely towards the betterment of the nation & the party. Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends & followers.”
Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily express his sadness in this great loss.
“We have lost today one of the prominent leaders of the Congress party who served the party continuously for over five decades. He was loyal to the party and totally devoted to it. He worked together in the party from the district, state, and the national level with me,” Mr. Moily, who worked closely with Mr. Fernandes in Karnataka, he added.