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48 Rare Photos of George Fernandes

India | News18 | January 30, 2019, 1:54 pm
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 The former defence minister and anti-Emergency crusader George Fernandes passed away aged 88 on Jan 29, 2019. Here's a look at some of his rare pictures...<br /><br />George Fernandes in conversation with the jawans at Gulab outpost during his visit to Siachen in 2001. (Image: PTI)

The former defence minister and anti-Emergency crusader George Fernandes passed away aged 88 on Jan 29, 2019. Here's a look at some of his rare pictures...

George Fernandes in conversation with the jawans at Gulab outpost during his visit to Siachen in 2001. (Image: PTI)

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 File photo of George Fernandes addressing Army at the World's highest battlefield - the Siachen glacier. (2000). (Image: DPR MOD)

File photo of George Fernandes addressing Army at the World's highest battlefield - the Siachen glacier. (2000). (Image: DPR MOD)

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 2000: George Fernandes flying to Siachen in December. (Image: DPR MOD)

2000: George Fernandes flying to Siachen in December. (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes inside An-32. (Image: DPR MOD)

George Fernandes inside An-32. (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes sits inside India's latest fighter jet, while being guided by an assistant in the western city of Pune on June 23, 2003. (Image: Reuters)

George Fernandes sits inside India's latest fighter jet, while being guided by an assistant in the western city of Pune on June 23, 2003. (Image: Reuters)

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 George Fernandes greeting officials during Navy Day Reception in 2001. (Image: DPR MOD)

George Fernandes greeting officials during Navy Day Reception in 2001. (Image: DPR MOD)

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 Portrait of Former Defence Minister George Fernandes. (Image: DPR MOD)

Portrait of Former Defence Minister George Fernandes. (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes interacting with media in Siachen. (Image: DPR MOD)

George Fernandes interacting with media in Siachen. (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes paying floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi in Rajghat, Delhi (2000). (Image: DPR MOD)

George Fernandes paying floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi in Rajghat, Delhi (2000). (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes welcomes Atal Bihari Vajpayee for Navy Day Reception in 2001. (Image: DPR MOD)

George Fernandes welcomes Atal Bihari Vajpayee for Navy Day Reception in 2001. (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes taking a view through a heavy machine gun, seized from the Pakistan army in Kargil. (Image: PTI)

George Fernandes taking a view through a heavy machine gun, seized from the Pakistan army in Kargil. (Image: PTI)

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 George Fernandes with Army at the World's highest battlefield - the Siachen glacier. (Image: DPR MOD)

George Fernandes with Army at the World's highest battlefield - the Siachen glacier. (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes during an Investiture Ceremony in 2001. (Image: DPR MOD)

George Fernandes during an Investiture Ceremony in 2001. (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes felicitating an official at South Block, New Delhi. (Image: DPR MOD)

George Fernandes felicitating an official at South Block, New Delhi. (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes with Army officials at Army Day reception in 2000. (Image: DPR MOD)

George Fernandes with Army officials at Army Day reception in 2000. (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes addressing a press conference in 1999. (Image: DPR MOD)

George Fernandes addressing a press conference in 1999. (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes during the Investiture Ceremony in 2001. (Image: DPR MOD)

George Fernandes during the Investiture Ceremony in 2001. (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes waves from the cockpit of a Russian-made MiG-21 fighter jet after flying it at Ambala air force base in Haryana on August 1, 2003. (Image: Reuters)

George Fernandes waves from the cockpit of a Russian-made MiG-21 fighter jet after flying it at Ambala air force base in Haryana on August 1, 2003. (Image: Reuters)

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 George Fernandes meeting officials at South Block, New Delhi. (Image: DPR MOD)

George Fernandes meeting officials at South Block, New Delhi. (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes with Army at the World's highest battlefield - the Siachen glacier. (Image: DPR MOD)

George Fernandes with Army at the World's highest battlefield - the Siachen glacier. (Image: DPR MOD)

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 Atal Bihari Vajpayee and George Fernandes during an Investiture Ceremony in 2001.(Image: DPR MOD)

Atal Bihari Vajpayee and George Fernandes during an Investiture Ceremony in 2001.(Image: DPR MOD)

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 File photo of George Fernandes addressing Army at the World's highest battlefield - the Siachen glacier. (2000). (Image: DPR MOD)

File photo of George Fernandes addressing Army at the World's highest battlefield - the Siachen glacier. (2000). (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes is seen inside the cockpit of a MiG-21 after completing a sortie, at Ambala Air Force Station in 2003. (Image: PTI)

George Fernandes is seen inside the cockpit of a MiG-21 after completing a sortie, at Ambala Air Force Station in 2003. (Image: PTI)

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 George Fernandes at Investiture Ceremony at Rajpath in New Delhi. (Image: DPR MOD)

George Fernandes at Investiture Ceremony at Rajpath in New Delhi. (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi in Rajghat, Delhi (2000). (Image: DPR MOD)

George Fernandes pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi in Rajghat, Delhi (2000). (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes addressing a press conference in 1999. (Image: DPR MOD)

George Fernandes addressing a press conference in 1999. (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes at Investiture Ceremony at Rajpath in New Delhi. (Image: DPR MOD)

George Fernandes at Investiture Ceremony at Rajpath in New Delhi. (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes at the NCC Camp. (Image: DPR MOD)

George Fernandes at the NCC Camp. (Image: DPR MOD)

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 George Fernandes is seen with his Chinese counterpart General Cao Gangchuan during his maiden visit to China in 2003. (Image: PTI)

George Fernandes is seen with his Chinese counterpart General Cao Gangchuan during his maiden visit to China in 2003. (Image: PTI)

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 In this photo, George Fernandes is seen speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Image: Reuters)

In this photo, George Fernandes is seen speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Image: Reuters)

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 President George Fernandes briefs the media after visiting the Tsunami affected areas, in New Delhi in 2004. (Image: PTI)

President George Fernandes briefs the media after visiting the Tsunami affected areas, in New Delhi in 2004. (Image: PTI)

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 File photo of George Fernandes (Image: AFP)

File photo of George Fernandes (Image: AFP)

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 Lal Krishna Advani and George Fernandes during a meeting in 2002. (Image: Reuters)

Lal Krishna Advani and George Fernandes during a meeting in 2002. (Image: Reuters)

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 George Fernandes speaks with Mamata Banerjee at a rally against the ruling Communist government in West Bengal. (Image: Reuters)

George Fernandes speaks with Mamata Banerjee at a rally against the ruling Communist government in West Bengal. (Image: Reuters)

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 George Fernandes speaks with Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the eve of a meeting of all political parties in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

George Fernandes speaks with Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the eve of a meeting of all political parties in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 George Fernandes shares a light moment with APJ Abdul Kalam at an awards ceremony in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

George Fernandes shares a light moment with APJ Abdul Kalam at an awards ceremony in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Defence Minister George Fernandes hold copies of the manifesto of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in New Delhi August 16. Vajpayee said that his alliance sought a decisive and full mandate in next month's elections. (Image: Reuters)

Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Defence Minister George Fernandes hold copies of the manifesto of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in New Delhi August 16. Vajpayee said that his alliance sought a decisive and full mandate in next month's elections. (Image: Reuters)

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 George Fernandes shakes hand with his Chinese counterpart General Cao Gangchuan during a welcoming ceremony in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

George Fernandes shakes hand with his Chinese counterpart General Cao Gangchuan during a welcoming ceremony in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 Russian Defence Minister Igor Sergeyev and his Indian counterpart George Fernandes shake hands prior to talks in Moscow. (Image: Reuters)

Russian Defence Minister Igor Sergeyev and his Indian counterpart George Fernandes shake hands prior to talks in Moscow. (Image: Reuters)

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 French Prime Minister Jean Pierre-Raffarin talks to George Fernandes during the Aero-India air show in Bangalore. (Image: Reuters)

French Prime Minister Jean Pierre-Raffarin talks to George Fernandes during the Aero-India air show in Bangalore. (Image: Reuters)

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 George Fernandes shakes hands with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Ilya Klebanov in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

George Fernandes shakes hands with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Ilya Klebanov in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon shakes hand with George Fernandes in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon shakes hand with George Fernandes in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 Indian Defence Minister George Fernandes walks with his French counterpart Alain Richard in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

Indian Defence Minister George Fernandes walks with his French counterpart Alain Richard in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 British Secretary of State for Defence Geoffrey Hoon meets with Indian Defence Minister George Fernandes in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

British Secretary of State for Defence Geoffrey Hoon meets with Indian Defence Minister George Fernandes in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 George Fernandes and his Russian counterpart Sergei Ivanov smile as they stand at Russian Defence Ministry prior to their talks in Moscow. (Image: Reuters)

George Fernandes and his Russian counterpart Sergei Ivanov smile as they stand at Russian Defence Ministry prior to their talks in Moscow. (Image: Reuters)

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 US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld shakes the hand of Indian Defense Minister George Fernandes in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld shakes the hand of Indian Defense Minister George Fernandes in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov shakes hands with Indian Defence Minister George Fernandes in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov shakes hands with Indian Defence Minister George Fernandes in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 Visiting Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom meets George Fernandes in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

Visiting Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom meets George Fernandes in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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