Veteran Congress leader Oscar Fernandes passes away

Mangalore, 13/9: In a huge setback for Congress, Senior leader Oscar Fernandes has breathed his last in Mangalore. He was hospitalised for a few weeks.

Mangalore police have confirmed the news of his death.

The hospital, however, will issue a statement later.

Fernandes, who began his political career as a municipal councillor in Udupi in 1975-76, was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1980 from Udupi

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