Former prime minister Manmohan Singh Monday expressed shock on the demise of Congress chief Oscar Fernandes, describing him as a nice persona, a gifted chief and an environment friendly administrator who can be remembered for his providers to the nation.
Oscar Fernandes, a former Union minister and a sitting Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka, died in Mangalore this morning. He was 80.
“I used to be deeply shocked and saddened to study in regards to the sudden and premature demise of our beloved Shri Oscar Fernandes immediately,” Mr Singh mentioned in his letter to Oscar Fernandes’ spouse Blossom.
His recognition among the many widespread folks of Karnataka is obvious from the truth that he was elected 5 instances to Lok Sabha and two instances to the Rajya Sabha, Mr Singh mentioned.
“With his arduous work, nice nature and recognition he grew to become one of many tallest leaders of the Congress Party from Karnataka who helped the Congress Party in making many essential choices,” he mentioned.
Mr Singh mentioned, “He was a gifted chief and an environment friendly administrator who served as a Minister within the Central Government within the UPA Government. His providers to the nation, particularly, to the state of Karnataka, will all the time be remembered by the folks of our nation.”