Mangaluru: Former union minister, Rajya Sabha member Oscar Fernandes no more


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Sep 13: Former union minister and Rajya Sabha member Oscar Fernandes, who was critical after suffering injuries after an accidental fall, passed away on Monday September 13. He was 80.

Oscar was availing treatment in the ICU at Yenepoya Hospital in the city since July. While he had been for routine dialysis, he underwent a check-up for a severe headache. As he had internal injuries, he was admitted to the ICU in the hospital. A plethora of senior Congress leaders including former chief minister Siddaramaiah and State Congress chief D K Shivakumar, and Lok Sabha opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge had made a beeline to visit the Congress veteran.

He is survived by wife Blossom Fernandes and two children.

Oscar was born on March 27, 1941 to Roque Fernandes (Famous headmaster of Board high school, Udupi) and Leonissa Fernandes (First Lady Bench Magistrate of undivided South Kanara district). Oscar had his education at St Cecily’s Convent School, at Board High school and in MGM College, Udupi. He served in LIC for a very short period and tried his luck by running an enterprise at Manipal. He was involved in agriculture on their family land and in the land taken on lease (Geni) in Ambalpady, closer to his house. He ploughed the fields, grew rice and bagged ‘Best Rice Grower Award’ from Syndicate Agricultural Foundation of Manipal.

Oscar as political representative was involved in social work too. He founded ‘Jolly Club’ and arranged a reading room facility to cultivate reading habits among youth. Services he rendered include the Honorary President of Udupi Auto Rickshaw Union, leader of volunteers during ‘Udupi Mutt Paryayas’, involved in Udupi church administration and in its activities and in other areas. He served in the needs and involved himself in the joys and sorrows of people of Udupi without caste, creed and language barriers. He joined as a member of the local unit of Indian National Congress and climbed the success ladder step by step.

Oscar had close proximity to AICC leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. He was minister for Transport, Road and Highways in the Manmohan Singh led-UPA government. He was also given the additional charge of the Ministry of Labour. Oscar also worked as Chairman of the Central Election Authority of the All India Congress Committee (AICC). Earlier, he had worked as All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary (1996). During the late 1980s, he was president of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee. From 1989 to 1999 served as member of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee. He also served as Parliament Secretary to Rajiv Gandhi.

For the first time he was elected to the 7th Lok Sabha in 1980 from Udupi constituency. From the same constituency, Oscar was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1984, 1989, 1991 and 1996. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1998. He was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2004. Served as Union Minister from 2004 to 2009, on portfolios such as NRI Affairs, Youth and Sports Affairs, Statistics and Programme Implementation and Labour and Employment. Also, he was a member of the Council of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Oscar also served as a member of Municipal Council in Udupi from 1972 to 1976.

Oscar was a talented person. He was passionate about sports like kabaddi, volley-ball, swimming and arts like Yakshagana. He practised Yoga and has performed in many places. He was a ‘Kuchipudi’ dancer which he learnt in Delhi. He played the mouth organ from his childhood. Oscar used to play the harmonium, keyboard, tabla and compose poems before getting actively involved in politics. He was a singer too. Whenever time permitted, he used to sing in the church choir.

 

 

 

  

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  • Sharath Kumar, Mulky / Aikala

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Dear Family Members, heartfelt condolences to all family members on the passing away of Mr. Oscar Fernandes. May God give you all the strength to bear this great loss. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved Family. Great personality, he served the nation with the simplicity of life. Now the lord reward him with eternal rest in his kingdom. We miss you sir...

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  • dk shetty, mangalore

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    May he rest in peace.....Om Shanti. He was a great human being in real life, the power of politics did not touch him. He lived a simple yet exemplary life. He is a good example to politicians across the aisle. Many times i took his help in delhi, despite being a BJP supporter myself for many years. He was open minded and always spoke to me in tulu. In one of the meetings with a minister in delhi, he started talking in tulu.......shetre panle.... and for few minutes continued, leaving the minister in a state of confusion... then he changed to Hindi. He also helped many people in the business world and industries segment from our tukunadu to other regions of karnataka. I am always grateful to him. Never will we see another politician of his caliber. He has respect for all people who went to seen him,.He is truly a national level politician and a proud son of our soil. May Ishwara bless his family to overcome the loss and may he rest in peace. Om.

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  • JOSEPH DSOUZA, Katapadi / Dubai

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    May his Soul Rest in Peace.

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  • B.C.Andrade, Bangalore

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • James Rodrigues, Udupi/Bangalore

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    May the Almighty God grant him eternal rest, Amen!

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  • Dinesh Gras, Dubai

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Very humble and a true Christian. I remember the day I met him personally first time when I was a youth. I was inspired by his encouragement and friendly conversation putting his hands on my shoulders like a true friend. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Hugh & Dorothy Vas, Mercara Hill Road, Kadri, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Dear Blossom, Oshan and Oshanie - Our heartfelt condolences on the said demise of dear Oscar. He lived a full and rewarding life on earth, and may his dear soul R.I.P. He was a stalwart in our Mangalorean Community and in Karnataka and also in the whole of India having held high ministerial posts for many years and being very active throughout in public life till recently, and we are so very proud of him for all that he has done. We will remember him very much specially for what he had done in his personal capacity in New Delhi to get the "Presidential Assent" from our President of India Ms Pratibha Patil for "THE KARNATAKA CONFERMENT OF OWNERSHIP ON MULAGENI OR VOLAMULAGENI TENANTS ACT, 2011" which would have been a huge hurdle to surmount otherwise. He was such a jolly person inspite of him being a politician, not forgetting his mouth organ playing and singing!!! He will bring life into Heaven when he reaches there!!!!!!!!!!!! With our love Hugh and Dorothy

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  • robert, manglaore

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    He lived the life of true Chrisitan inspite of being in such high position..Did not amass money like others..Oscaranna Zindabad..this is the true example of people who believe in Jesus Christ..RIP Oscaranna..

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  • Sushil Noronha, Mangaluru

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Shahimanipal, Manipal

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Rest in peace, my deepest heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members

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  • Agnes. D'Silva, Kinnimulky, Udupi

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Pray to God to grant him eternal peace and rest. Heartfelt condolences to his family members. He was a close family friend & visited our house to extend his wishes on every family functions. My parents always admired his humble & down-to-earth nature. May his soul rest in peace. AMEN 🙏 Agnes.D'Silva & Family Members of Late A.G.D'Silva & Mary D'Silva

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  • Errol A. Pereira, Katapadi-Udupi

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Rip Oscar Sir..

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  • Trevor Lobo, Arya Samaj road Balmatta Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to Blossom and family. May his soul RIP.

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to Oscar Fernandes family. We were close specially in 1979, while I was CYM President of Holy family Church , Brahmavar and I was student at MGM College...

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  • Avil Dsouza, Shirva / Qatar

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Condolences to the family members, May His Soul Rest In Peace

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  • Boniface D'Souza, Moodubelle/Bangalore

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Very sad news. .Heartfelt condolences to his wife Blossom Fernandes, children and all the family members. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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  • Manish Mishra, Delhi

    Tue, Sep 14 2021

    Dear Oshan, please accept my condolences.May God give u ,Oshanie and Madam Blossom strength to overcome this difficult time. He was teacher,mentor and idol in Politics not only to me but lakhs of youngster who joined politics through NSUI and Youth Congress. .May his soul rest in Peace. Manish Mishra Prayagraj Uttar Pradesh

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  • Leeda Fernandes, Bellore - Denmark

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved Family. Great personality, he served the nation with the simplicity of life. Now the lord reward him with eternal rest in his kingdom.

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  • Alban Dias, Balkudru / Bahrain

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul rest in peace 🙏

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  • Benjamin DSouza, Puttur

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Our deepest heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • HINDUSTANI, Manipal/Dubai

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his,Soul Rest In Peace

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  • Umesh Kalmady, Udupi/ Bangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Oscar was my classmate for a year and friend lifelong. He was a good simple man not corrupted by power. It is sad he is no more. May God give his family strength to withstand the loss. R.I. P.

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  • Jerry Saldanha, Mukamar, Udupi.

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his Soul Rest in Peace.

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  • Rony Menezes, Bangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Reminisce time closely associated with you during my youth at Mother of Sorrows church Udupi . Rest in peace sir. My condolences to your family.

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  • Rev Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director Father Muller Charitable Institutions kankanady Mangalore.

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    We express our deep sentiments of sorrow at the sad demise of Mr Oscar Fernandes ex Member of the Parliament and also the ex Minister of Govt of India. He is a great sincere and true Politician having no self interest but always had a heart for others. He is a noble social worker and a faithful and devout catholic.He loved our Institutions and always gave his helping hand. We truly miss a great sincere and true hardworking politician par excellence .May the good Lord grant him eternal rest. Heartfelt condolences to Mrs Blossom and family

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  • Joan Dsouza, Chikmagalur/Poona

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Dear Blossom and family, Accept our heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Oscar. May God bless his soul. Blossom we pray for you and the family to grant strength to bear this great loss. God bless you all. Regards, Joan and Clifford. Point.

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  • Lawrence, CHIKMAGALUR

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul rest in peace. Condolences to the family.

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  • Clara Fernandes and family, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Dear Frazil, Oshan and family, please accept our heartfelt condolences. May the Almighty give you grace to bear this loss. May his soul rest in peace 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Extremely sorry to learn that our dear Loving Friend Oscar Fernandes is NO MORE with us. We all grieve his untimely death. Praying our Dear Loving Gracious Lord to Welcome him in His Wonderful Kingdom to be with Him for eternity. THANK YOU DEAR LORD FOR YOUR LOVING KINDNESS FOR US ALL !!! Your everloving faithfuls Lord praying your extreme Mercy for all of us !!!

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  • Clara Fernandes and family, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Dear Frazil, Oshan and family, please accept our heartfelt condolences. May the Almighty give you grace to bear this loss. May his soul rest in peace 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  • J.Melwin TELLIS, Bendur/ Saudi arabia

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family,May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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  • Melvin and Ruby Crasta, Kemmanu/Kundapur/Kuwait/Udupi

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Dear Family Members Heartfelt condolences to all family members on the passing away of Mr. Oscar Fernandes. Eternal rest grant unto him and let perpetual light shine upon. May his soul rest in peace. May God give you all the strength to bear this great loss.

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  • Philip Rodrigues., Bajpe,Mangalore.

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May His Soul Rest In Peace.

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  • Valson Mendonsa, Mangalore/USA

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt Condolences to the family. May his soul RIP

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  • Dr.Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Former union minister and Rajya Sabha member Oscar Fernandes served the nation with dedication and distinction. Respectful farewell. RIP Oscar Ji.

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  • Dr.Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Former union minister and Rajya Sabha member Oscar Fernandes served the nation with dedication and distinction. Respectful farewell. RIP Oscar Ji.

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  • H.A. Dsouza, Damoh

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    RIP sir

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  • Paul dsouza, balakunje

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Everything has its own end. Instead suffering in old age, its nice god calls. LIFE at the end god blesses .May his soul rest in peace. RIP.

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    God our Father, Your power brings us to birth, Your providence guides our lives, and by Your command we return to dust. Lord, those who die still live in Your presence, their lives change but do not end. I pray in hope for my family, relatives and friends, and for all the dead known to You alone. In company with Christ, Who died and now lives, may they rejoice in Your kingdom, where all our tears are wiped away. Unite us together again in one family, to sing Your praise forever and ever. Amen. May the soul of Oscar Fernandes rest in peace, Amen.

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  • Derick Andrade, Udupi/Dubai

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    “Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Oscar.” “May God bless and comfort the family during this difficult period; RIP Oscar.

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  • William Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Mr Oscar Fernandes is perhaps the last leader from the old school of politicians who worked at the grassroots level and garnered votes from across the spectrum. I never heard him speaking anything against the opposition as is characteristic of every politician. A true congressman his passing away closes one chapter. I do not think a second secular person would be elected from the coast as polarised society is capable of looking at considerations other than divisive agenda. He was at the release of second edition of The land called South Kanara and had the occasion to meet him several times in New Delhi office and was witness to his busy schedule. May his Soul rest in Peace and his Family has strength to bear his loss.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Sad to hear this .May his soul rest in peace.Our heartfelt sympathy to his family.A leader is lost to our community.May God grant him the eternal rest.I dont think we will be able to climb up the steps what he had gone any more,

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Sad to hear this .May his soul rest in peace.Our heartfelt sympathy to his family.A leader is lost to our community.May God grant him the eternal rest.I dont think we will be able to climb up the steps what he had gone any more,

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Sad to hear this .May his soul rest in peace.Our heartfelt sympathy to his family.A leader is lost to our community.May God grant him the eternal rest.I dont think we will be able to climb up the steps what he had gone any more,

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  • Nikhil poojary, Urva

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Still remember the song which was sung by Oscar sir " o maga koraga , ormbharayana, eru bathunda balpu maga beri budoda ", even though he is a Catholic, but still sung tulu song in the Parliament. I have to be honest here that Oscar sir wholeheartedly promoted tulunadu culture at the national level, where as our great Mangalore mp didn't even raise a tulu word in the Parliament. Heartfelt condolences to the great leader of tulunadu Oscar Fernandes sir. RIP 😔

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  • Alex Lobo, Manglore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Rest in peace.

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  • francis lobo, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    By reading his biodata seems that some people fooled us repeatedly mentioning that he was an auto-rickshaw driver. In effect, he was a qualified person and was president of the auto union. Thanks, Daiji for putting this fact out. Condolences to his family and may he rest in peace

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  • Edwin Mathias, Udyavara - Udupi - Dubai

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Our Heartfelt condolence to his family members. Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him O Lord. Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him. May His Soul Rest In Peace. Amen. Edwin, Leena and Roshan Mathias Udyavara

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  • K K Badruddin, Karambar, Bajpe

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. His death is a great loss for all his well-wishers and good Samaritans. With his death, a breed of mild and unpolluted politicians has almost come to an end. He was "Ajaathashatru", treating his friends and foes alike. He never had hatred in his mind and his mild and elaborate smile was enough to win the hearts of even his opponents. RIP dear Oscar. May you be elevated in the heaven. Ameen.

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  • Carlton Saldanha, Shirva/New York

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    RIP Oscar Anna. People of Udupi miss his presence more than Gandhi's in Delhi.

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  • RONALD JOHN MATHIAS, Mudarangadi/Canada

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Our deepest heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Dealing with the loss in never easy. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May the departed soul rest in peace.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Burkina Faso, W.Africa/ India

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    He had a golden heart and compassion for all. A rare gem. Rest in peace Oscar.

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  • Shivaramayya D., Chikmagalur

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of Mr.Oscar Fernandes. May his soul rest in peace.Mrs.Blossom Fernandes was our colleague in the Syndicate Bank Chikmagalur.Mr. Oscar Fernandes was a ಸಜ್ಜನ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿ.

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  • Maurice Menezes, udupi/Dubai

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Saddened by passing away of great son of Udupi. Conveying heartfelt condolences to bereaved family. He was well known champion of social services of Udupi and myself was associated with him in resolving many social issues. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Condolences ,Om Shanthi ,RIP

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  • Shivaramayya D., Chikmagalur

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. Mr. Fernandes was a ಸಜ್ಜನ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿ.

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  • Arif, Udupi/Kuwait

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    RIP Oscar Sir

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    A thorough gentlemen & a noble personality...…., not fit to be a one among the modern day politicians..., A true reflection of Christianity in his upbringing & public life...., a symbol of humility & kindness...., hard to find politicians of his genetics..., sorry to see him pushed at the receiving end to cause stress due to dirty politics of vendetta in his last stages of political life...…,, A big salute to the departed soul....

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  • Sanjay, Udupi

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    RIP Sir

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  • Louis Miranda, Ferar / Kuwait

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his Soul rest in Peace

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  • Godfrey Tellis, Mangalore ,Fajeer

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heart felt condolences to his family RIP Sir

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  • mohan prabhu, mangalore/canada

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    RIP, dear friend; Eternal rest in heavenly abode.

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  • Tousik Ahamed Tarapati, Byndoor/Udupi District

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    I pray that the Lord will give strength to the family of the deceased at this time to bear the sorrow!

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  • Allen Pereira, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Saddened by the passing away of Sri Oscar Frenandes M.P Have known hin for over 40 years . Simplicity, and easy approachability have been his hallmark. Had occasions to spend happy moments with him at the cultural circuits of Delhi Karnataka Sangha and the Kodava Samaja Delhi because of his keen interest in Cultures of various communities. He will be missed May his soul Rest In Peace Heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family and near ones- Eveline & Allen Pereira

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  • NORBERT FERANDES, Delhi

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    I am deeply saddened by the news of Oscar Anna. I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences. The ones we love are never gone; they live within our hearts.

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  • Charles Dsouza, Mudaranagadi

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt Condolences to the family. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Ronald Coelho, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Sad news. Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in eternal peace 🙏

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  • Alphonso Dsouza, Bendur / Mumbai

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Quite sad that Mr. Oscar Fernandes had to meet with such a tragic end to a glorious life he had had all through. We the South Kanara people will miss him. May his soul rest in peace. Heartfelt Condolences to the bereaved family.

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  • Cleva Govias and family, Urwa, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Dear Aunty Judy, A.May, A.Shalet, A.Mariette, Blossom, Oshan, Oshanie and families, Heart felt sympathies on the passing away of your dear brother/husband/ Dad. May his soul rest in peace. In sorrow, Cleva and family

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  • Cyril Saldanha, Attur Karkala/ U.A.E.

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    So sad to hear Oscar Fernandes is no more. We pray to God may his soul rest in peace 🙏🌹🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🌹🌹🌹🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🙏

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  • Ronald Saldanha, Udupi Ajjarkad

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt condolence to the family members. May his soul Rest In peace

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  • Lily and Fred Fernandes, Suratkal

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Dear Judy, May, Shalet, Mariette, Blossom, Oshan, Oshanie and families, Heart felt sympathies on the passing away of your dear brother/husband/ Dad. May his soul rest in peace. In sorrow, Lily and Fred

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  • Cyril Saldanha, Attur Karkala/ U.A.E.

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    So sad to hear Oscar Fernandes is no more. We pray to God may his soul rest in peace 🙏🌹🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🌹🌹🌹🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🙏

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  • ayes p, kudla/ksa

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    RIP

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  • Patrick Fernandes & Family, Bondel/Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    A great loss of a loyal,honest and hard working leader to Congress and the nation. Our sympathies and condolences are with the family,friends,near and dear ones. May God give them the strength to bear the great loss.May his soul rest in peace.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Readers, recall meeting him in Andheri, Mumbai, a decade ago... A staunch Gandhi loyalist... RIP !!!

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  • Rudy D Souza & Family, Omzoor / Kuwait

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Saluting him for all the good things done for the country. I pray Almighty to strengthen his family to bear the great loss of Legendary Oscar Fernandes. May his tiny soul rest in peace

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  • John DSilva, Mumbai/Karkala

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Sad news. Deepest condolence to the beraved family. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Manoj, Kulshekara/Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    John Uncle....founder of Abhyudaya Co-op Bank, Citizen Co-op Bank, Model Co-op Bank. Chacha of Clifford, Lydia, Veena, Meena.

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  • Umesh Rao, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    He was a good man. May he rest in peace.

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  • Santosh Kumar Johnas, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to the family members. May Mr.Oscar Fernandes's soul rest in eternal peace.

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  • MARK FERNANDES, Niddodi/Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to his family, may his soul rest in peace

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  • Adolphus Rodrigues, Kirem/vasai

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul rest in peace

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  • Dr John Edward Dsilva, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Cyril Monis, Shankerpura

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul rest in peace

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  • Naviel Bandary, Udupi

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul rest in peace. 🙏

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  • Gibbs, Udupi

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt Condolences to his family members. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Praveen Shetty, Karkala

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    A very rare politician and a simple man. Since childhood I know him.He was non defeated Mp till I M Jayaram Shetty defeated him .There after Congress almost lost Udupi constituency to BJP. Party comes and goes but personality matters. One of the most respected politician Oscaranna Om Shanthi

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  • Stanley Menezes, Modankap B.C Road

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul rest in peace

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  • Nisar Ahemad, Udupi Karnataka

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    I pray that the Lord will give strength to the family of the deceased at this time to bear the sorrow!

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Rest in peace oscarsnna

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  • Michael D Passanha, Manipal/Muscat

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt Condolences to the family. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Lilly Joseph, Bellare.... Sullia

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Rest in peace sir 🙏 🙏 🙏

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  • Leo Walter Nazareth, Hospet,Moodbidri

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    We have lost a great leader today.May the departed soul rest in peace.My deepest sympathies to the family and friends

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  • Dr Sushantt Rai, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul rest in peace

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  • Prakash Rao Payyar, Dubai/Udupi

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Om Shanti. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Dr. Nicholas Correa, Navi Mumbai

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Shyline lobo, Kottayam

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Our heartfelt condolences. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Vivian Rodrigues, Moodbidri

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    @ Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC. " In my opinion he was a great Social Worker and above average politician.... RIP Oscar... ...Tak...Takk..." Time for offering our condolences and better we limit our point of view up to the purpose meant for. sorry!

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  • Prakash D' Cunha, Bajpe/Mangalore.

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Gerald, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul rest in peace 🙏

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  • Ranga, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    ..RIP..

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  • Anitha Lewis, Kallianpur/Kuwait

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Condolences to the family. May his Soul Rest in Peace.

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  • Cyril Richard Fernandes, Shivabagh Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heart'felt condolences to the bereaved family members may his soul rest in peace Amen.

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  • Harry .H.Dsouza, Urwa .Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to his family .May his soul rest in peace. Harry D'souza . Urwa

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  • Joe Lobo, Kulshekar, Bangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul rest in peace. R.I.P.

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  • KRISHNA SHENOY, moodbidri/mumbai

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heart felt condolences to his family RIP Sir I Hereby confess once again when i was in native place some 32 years ago i tried to defame him . But he never asked for any police action or case, just forgot the matter as simple matter as even at that time he was minister or so in central government thanks for that and all sir

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul rest in peace. Congress has lost a good leader .

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  • Patrick J D souza, UDUPI/SURATHKAL

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May His Soul Rest in Peace

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  • Robert D'Silva, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt condolences for your loss Blossom, Oshanie and family and Oshan and family. May his soul rest in peace. Prof. Robert and Jesline D'Silva

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Honest, down to earth, multi talented, a person who is known for public work, a person who had worked very hard to come to this level of public service. Very hard to find a person like him especially among politicians. Miss you sir. RIP.

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  • Bala, Kudla

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    MISS YOU SIR... ALWAYS BEEN THE CHARACTER ABOVE THE PARTY POLITICS..SHANTHI🙏🙏

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  • Vishu, Udupi

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    RIP Oscaranna .

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  • LANCY D'COSTA, KAVOOR /MANGALORE

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Denis d dilva, Udiupi

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul rest in place. Very good politician

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  • FLORA DSOUZA, Kalmady/Jerimeri-Mumbai

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Rest in peace Sir. A big salute to you for your dedicated service as a great Leader of our Nation. Met him at Delhi during our 70th show of Mhataro Chorbela organized by Kanara Cultural Association, Delhi on 11-09-2016.

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  • avinash, ksd/bluru

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Om Shanthi.

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  • Rajendra Kumar, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Very sad to hear the demise of well respected senior congress leader Sri Oscar Fernandes. Aam Aadmi Party DK expresses it's heartfelt condolences to the near and dears of the departed soul. May the departed soul rest in peace.

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  • Sulaiman, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    RIP sir

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/ Mumbai

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul rest in peace 🙏

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  • Lancy Pinto, Mangalore/Muscat

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Very sad to hear the news. Heartfelt condolences to all the members of the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace

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  • Philomena Dsouza, Mangalore /Dubai

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family. May God grant him eternal salvation and may his soul rest in peace.🙏 Philomena Dsouza and family.

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  • Dr.S.Kamath, Mumbai

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    My heartfelt condolences to Oscaranna I had an opportunity to see and meet him in Mumbai airport within the flight which had arrived to Mumbai on the way to Mangalore from New Delhi. Mr Oscar Fernandes was sitting in businesses class.Simple sober happy go lucky person.May God give peace to his soul

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  • Harry Henry Dsouza, Urwa .Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to the family . May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Harry Dsouza, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    ಒಸ್ಕರ್ ಫರ್ನಾಂಡಿಸ್ ಅವರ ದಿವ್ಯಾತ್ಮಕ್ಕೆ ಸದ್ಗತಿ ಲಭಿಸಲಿ ಮತ್ತು ಅವರ ಪತ್ನಿ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಬ್ಲಾಸಮ್ ಪ್ರಭು, ಮಕ್ಕಳಾದ ಒಷಾನಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಒಷನ್ ಅವರಿಗೆ ದುಃಖ ಭರಿಸುವ ಶಕ್ತಿ ಭಗವಂತ ನೀಡಲೆಂದು ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ..🙏🪔💐

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  • S Shetty, Tulunaad

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Om Shanti, Rest in Peace, Oscar Fernandes, a name which has been heard since childhood, feels sad, a great personality from Tulunad, you will be missed sir, respect.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    RIP. 🙏

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  • Asad, kadaba

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    RIP

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  • KvKamath, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Condolences to the family members, relatives friends. May his soul Rest In Peace .

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  • RAVINDRA M, YERMAL THENKA /AL KHOBAR KSA

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his Soul Rest in Peace

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Lost a secular leader and a big loss to coastal region of KARNATAKA. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Aditya SK, Hejamady

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his Soul Rest in Peace ..... Huge loss to Indian politics ....

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    RIP.

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  • Jeetendra hegde, Mumbai

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    RIP....I got to know multifaceted oscar ji now...media always shows better deeds of leaders after death.

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  • VERA DSOUZA, Mangaluru/Valencia

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Mr Oscar Fernandes & Fly were a regular at Fatima Retreat House esp Christmas, Easter Masses. Heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    People, I knew him before he became a MP....and perhaps never thought in his dreams he will become an MP... What I found in him then....very sincere...friendly....helpful and honest Social Worker I have ever seen... He was not married when he became MP for the first time in 1980....many people gave their sweat and blood for his success against then Union Minister and his fathers favorite teacher TA Pai....which was a miracle.... During that election....there was a Photo of TA Pai in his room ....it remained there even when he contested against TA Pai...perhaps still there on the wall now.... After his marriage in 1982...most of his friends and well wishers disappeared one by one ....I could name at least hindered of them....starting from UR Sabhapathy and Krishnaraja Saralaya ....reason for that I don't know....I left India in 1985.... Then what I heard ribbon cutting stories....I heard even he was capable of developing Udupi ...he did not do any development work other than ribbon cutting in Udupi... What I know as a fact....he was asked to become CM of Karnataka at least 3-4 times by Congress High Command and he refused.... In my opinion he was a great Social Worker and above average politician.... RIP Oscar... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • JOY CASTELINO, MOODUBELLE / DUBAI

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul Rest in Peace

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  • Francis Lewis, Sasthan

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his Soul Rest in Peace

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  • OSWALD VAZ, THOTTAM / BAHRAIN

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    I remember him during my youth fighting for THYAGI MASOODA . He was an active Leader during that time. He visited our Youth Organization for support. We had a very big protest in Ajjarkad open maiden in hot sun. He is a humble man. May his soul RIP.

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  • Titus, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul Rest in Peace

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  • Lenson, Udupi/Kenya

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his Soul Rest In Peace ! Met him in Bangalore Airport couple of years back, very humble and soft spoken.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Om Shanti! May his soul RIP

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  • Rohil Mascarenhas, puttur

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul Rest in peace..

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  • Raghu, Pumpwell

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    R.I.P ...Sir

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  • Daisy vas, Moodbidri / Canada

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    A great leader. Calm nature. Down to earth person. Mom has worked him too. My mom always used to say very kind hearted and very polite. May your great soul rest in peace Amen 🕯 🕯 Our sincere Condolences to his loving Wife Blossom and two children and their family.

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  • Manoj, Kulshekara/Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    How good or bad will decide by Lord as per his terms. We can only pray for his sadgathi.

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  • Dr Erel Diaz & Fmly, Mangaluru

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt Condolences to the Family. May God grant him eternal rest , may his soul rest in peace .

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Om Shanti... A true secular leader. Big loss to Congress and costal belt.

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Rest In Peace, Mr. Oscar Fernandes.

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  • Mark, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Sympathies to all the Family members. Sorry for the loss A. Blossom, Oshanie and Oshan. May uncle's soul rest in peace.

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  • Francis, Shirva/UK

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Very sad to hear the news, unbearable lost to our community. Heartfelt condolences to family and friends. May his soul rest in peace

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  • Brian, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    That is a very sad news. I kept hope for his speedy recovery. May God bless his soul. Rest in peace. My heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Shocking news Heart felt condolences to all members of the bereaved family may the Departed soul rest in eternal peace

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    India lost a Honest Leader - Rest in Peace ...

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  • James, M'lore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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  • Sunil Rayan lasrado, Mangalore/doha

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to his family, may his soul rest in peace

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  • Sunil Rayan lasrado, Mangalore/doha

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to his family, may his soul rest in peace

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  • YOUSUF, BANGALORE

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    RIP ...OSCARANNA...we miss you

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  • Sunil Rayan lasrado, Mangalore/doha

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to his family, may his soul rest in peace

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  • Monica Valerian Dantis, Kinnigoly, Muscat- Oman

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Heartfelt condolence to the family members. May Oscar baab's soul Rest in eternal peace.

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  • Krish, India

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Om Shanthi,

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  • MICHAEL NORONHA, Mysore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    He has served the nation and people well. May he RIP.

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  • Dr Reshma D'Souza, Udupi

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Rest in peace, Sir. Being a close family member and my teacher in childhood, I know that your daily yoga practices kept you in good health till the last moment.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    R.I.P.

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  • Calvin moras, Bajpe

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his soul rest in peace 🙏

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  • Fredrick Gonsalves, mangalore/uk

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his Soul rest in Peace

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  • Fredrick Gonsalves, mangalore/uk

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his Soul rest in Peace

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  • Dr Mahabalesh shetty, mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    REST IN PEACE - OSCARANNA

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  • Nelson Ajay Dsouza, Kemmannu

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    May his Soul Rest in Peace

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