In Pics: George Fernandes, the stalwart politician and fearless leader

First Published 29, Jan 2019, 1:55 PM IST

Here are pictures that depict the journey of George Fernandes' political career

 

George Fernandes breathed his last at 7 AM, on Tuesday in New Delhi after battling Alzheimer's

George Fernandes breathed his last at 7 AM, on Tuesday in New Delhi after battling Alzheimer's

He served as a railway minister and also as a defence minister

He served as a railway minister and also as a defence minister

He was also a six-time member of parliament

He was also a six-time member of parliament

He is identified as a strong socialist leader

He is identified as a strong socialist leader

George Fernandes is known for his straight talk and for being an anti-Emergency crusader

George Fernandes is known for his straight talk and for being an anti-Emergency crusader

He fought for the rights of poor and marginalised

He fought for the rights of poor and marginalised

He was the founder of Samata Party but joined the JD(U) later

He was the founder of Samata Party but joined the JD(U) later

Jaya Jaitley remained his partner for more than 25 years

Jaya Jaitley remained his partner for more than 25 years

By the end of his political career he had joined the BJP and rose to the position of Defence minister

By the end of his political career he had joined the BJP and rose to the position of Defence minister

George has left an indelible mark in Indian politics

George has left an indelible mark in Indian politics

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