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Former Defence Minister George Fernandes Dies at 88

Jan 29, 2019 11:38 AM IST India India

Former defence minister and anti-Emergency crusader George Fernandes passed away aged 88 on Tuesday.

Fernandes, who served as the defence minister in the NDA government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpyee between 1998 and 2004, had been crippled by illness and had withdrawn from public life. His last stint as a parliamentarian was as Rajya Sabha MP between August 2009 and July 2010.