George Fernandes Age, Wife, Biography, Family, Kids, Net worth & More

George Fernandes

George Fernandes (born June 3, 1930) is an Indian Politician, Writer, Author, Agriculturist, Founder, also railway and defense minister from Mangalore, in Karnataka. He is the founder of the Samata Party. He has been on many strikes and bandits.

The 88-years-old Fernandes is also known for many works like he made Coco-Cola Company and IBM leave the country. He has a big hand in Baroda Dynamite case. Fernandes has also organized many nuclear tests. He is the man of controversies and scandals.

This great man has died recently at the age of 88 on 29 January 2019 in New Delhi due to Alzheimer disease (Cause of Death).


Profile, Parents and Early Life

George Fernandes Parents

This Politician was born on the 3rd of June 1930 in. At present, George Fernandes’ age is 88 years old, as of 2019. His father name is John Joseph Fernandes. His mother is Alice Martha Fernandes. He is the eldest son out of six siblings. He was born in a Catholic Christian family of Mangalore.

In other words, you can say he is a Mangalorean. His father was an insurer. George has completed his matriculation from St Aloysius College. He dropped out school in spite of his dad wishes to become a lawyer. He wanted to become a priest.


Personal Life, Spouse, and Children

George Fernandes wife Leila Kabir

Fernandes tied the knot to his wife Leila Kabir on the 22nd July 1971. Leila was the daughter of Humayun Kabir. Humayun Kabir was a former union minister. Spouse of George Fernandes is also a Bengali poet and novelist.

George Fernandes Son & Daughter in Law

They had a child name, Sean Fernandes. George and his spouse both got separated on the 1980s


Trivia & Quick Information


Real Full Birth Name George Fernandes.
Nick Name Gerry.
Profession Politician, founder of the same party, agriculturist, writers, and author.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday June 3, 1930.
Age (as of 2019) 88 years old
Birthplace Mangalore, India.
Nationality Indian.

Achievements & Awards

Took part in Kargil war.

Written book named.

‘George Fernandes Speaks’.

Gender Male.
Zodiac Sign Gemini.
Build Well built.
Religion Christian.

Physical Statistics

Height Feet & Inches: 5’ 6”.

Centimetres: 152.4 cm.

Meters: 1.52 m.

Weight Kilograms: 65 kg.

Pounds: 143.3 lbs.

Eye Color Black.
Hair Color Black.


Parents Father: John Joseph Fernandes.

Mother: Alice Martha Fernandes.

Siblings Have six brothers and sisters.

Personal Life Relationship

Marital Status Married.
Dating History None.
Girlfriend Leila Fernandes.
Wife/Spouse Name Leila Fernandes.
Son Sean Fernandes.
Daughter None.


Highest Qualification Matriculation.
School St. Aloysius College.
College St Aloysius College.
Profession Politician, Journalist, Agriculturist, Railway Minister, Founder, and Defence Minister.
Political Party Samata Manch.
Political Journey Won Samyukta Social Party elections.

(1989-1990) Appointed as Railway minister.

(1988-2004) Appointed as Defence Minister.

(1994) He founded Samata Party.

Most lovable things

Favorite Celebrities Actor: Dilip Kumar, Ashok Kumar.

Actress: Madhu Bala, Nargis.

Food he loved Like eating homely food.
His favorite Music Western, Classical.
Favorite Color Black.
Dream Holiday Destination Will Update Soon.
TV Serials CNN News 18.
Love Todo Will update soon.


Net Worth (approx.) Rs. 25 Lakhs INR.
Annual income & Earnings NA.

Contact Details

Office Address Not known.
Home Details Mangalore, India.
Mobile Number Will Update Soon
Email Address Not known.

Some Interesting Facts about George Fernandes

George Fernandes Biography

  • He was the man of courage as he went against Indira Gandhi.
  • He was held responsible in Tehelka scandal, Batak missile scandal and was also held responsible for driving coco cola and IBM out of the country.
  • Fernandes was also called Gerry out of love.
  • He had written a famous book ‘George Fernandes Speaks’, ’Ails The socialists’ and ‘Railway Strike of 1974’.
  • He is the founder of Samata Party
  • An 88 years old politician fought Kargil war.
  • The founder of Samata Party quitted studies after matriculation to become the priest.
  • Associated with: He has worked under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee (former Indian Prime Miniter).
  • He was very simple and down to earth man as he used to do all his household work himself.

George Fernandes India Emergency Arrest

  • He wanted to become Vietnamese after rebirth.
  • Financial Details: The estimated Net worth of George Fernandes is Rs. 25 Lakhs Indian Rupees (as in 2019).
  • The Samata Party leader height is 5 feet 6 inches (152.4 centimeters) and weight is 65 kilograms (143.3 pounds).
  • He has won nine Lok Sabha elections.
  • He loved listening to music.
  • This 88 years old politician used to speak ten languages English, Konkani, Hindi, Tulu, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Malayalam and, Latin.

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  • Konkani was his mother tongue.
  • George has done his schooling in a “Board School” municipal school and a Church school.
  • Won 9th times Lok Sabha Elections.
  • He wanted to become the Prime Minister of India.
  • This famous politician became Defence Minister on 21 October 2001 to 22 May 2004.



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