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Former Union Minister and Congress Leader, Oscar Fernandes Passes Away at 80

Former Union Minister and Congress Leader, Oscar Fernandes Passes Away at 80

Former Union Minister and Senior Congress Leader, Oscar Fernandes passed away at the age of 80 at a private hospital in Mangalore. 

Fernandes, who was a sitting Rajya Sabha MP, was undergoing treatment after taking a fall while exercising in July, earlier this year. 

He was the Union Cabinet Minister for Transport, Road and Highways in the Manmohan Singh-led government. During the same tenure, he was also given the additional charge of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.