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
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
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.
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.|
|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|
Achievements & Awards
|Took part in Kargil war.
Written book named.
‘George Fernandes Speaks’.
|Height||Feet & Inches: 5’ 6”.
Centimetres: 152.4 cm.
Meters: 1.52 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 65 kg.
Pounds: 143.3 lbs.
|Parents||Father: John Joseph Fernandes.
Mother: Alice Martha Fernandes.
|Siblings||Have six brothers and sisters.|
Personal Life Relationship
|Wife/Spouse Name||Leila Fernandes.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Office Address||Not known.|
|Home Details||Mangalore, India.|
|Mobile Number||Will Update Soon|
|Email Address||Not known.|
Some Interesting Facts about George Fernandes
- 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.
- 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.