George Fernandes passes awayFormer Defence Minister of India George Fernandes passed away today morning at an age of 88 years. He was in the hospital with a prolonged illness in Delhi Fernandes was suffering from Alzheimer's disease
Fernandes was the Minister for Defence from 2001 to 2004 under the NDA government and had also held the portfolios of communications, industry and Railways under various governments.
As a defence minister, he was very much known for frequent trips to the Siachen glacier to look after the well being of the soldiers there.
May his soul rest in peace. I convey my deep condolences to his family members.