George Fernandes, former defence minister of the Atal Bihar Vajpayee government and a anti-Emergency crusader, died on Tuesday morning from a prolonged illness. He was 88 years old.
Condolences poured in from all quarters as the news of his death broke. Politicians, cutting across party lines, united in remembering his life and work.
From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, leaders took to social media to speak fondly of Fernandes. Here’s what they said.
Lalu Prasad Yadav
Abhishek Manu Singhvi