Book on Iconic Socialist Leader & Former Union Defence Minister (Late) George Fernandes to be Launched in City Soon
Mangaluru: Addressing the media persons during a press meet held at Mangaluru Press Club, Professor Narendra Nayak, the President of Federation of Indian Rationalists Association said, ” A book on Iconic Socialist Leader, Emergency hero, Former Defence Minister of India and a Fellow Mangalorean (Late) George Fernandes will be launched soon in Mangaluru after a date is finalized. The Book is titled ‘BANDH SAMRAT’-Tales of an eternal rebel, authored by a Canadian-based Mangalorean origin writer Chris Emmanuel D’Souza and this is his debut book”.
Author Chris Emmanuel D’Souza also speaking on the occasion said, “This book isn’t a Biography, but a Collection of events, life experiences, deeds and misdeeds of George Fernandes that coincide with India’s political saga. The Millennial Generation is steadily forgetting its past heroes, and it has become increasingly essential to highlight some of the past glories of leaders that have significantly contributed to shaping India’s Post Independence Political history. The book chronicles George Fernandes’s early trade union activists in Mangaluru, his struggles in Bombay, his rise and stardom on the national stage, his tenure in public office, his bond with other great leaders, his notoriety, his antics and his U-Turns in an illustrious public career ranging over five decades”.
The Book is Published by Clever Fox Publications, Bengaluru and is currently available online through Amazon, Flipkart and Cleverstore. The author was born and educated in Mangaluru and completed Master in Commerce (Applied Finance) at St. Aloysius College, Managluru. Currently, he is based in Saskatchewan, Canada and works as a Risk Analyst.
Also present during the press meet were Alfred Maxim D’Souza, Retired Chemical Engineer from Nigeria and also a Writer/Editor; Cassin Rodrigues, Vice Principal Milagres College, Mangaluru and John D’Souza-the father of the author.