Leaders and Supporters Pay Last Respect to Oscar Fernandes at Udupi District Congress Bhavan
Udupi: Leaders and supporters from the Congress and other parties on Tuesday, September 14 paid their last respect to former Union Minister and Congress leader Oscar Fernandes, who passed away on September 13.
People standing on either side of the road showered flowers on the vehicle carrying mortal remains of Oscar Fernandes who passed away at the age of 80 on September 13 at a private hospital.
The Body was taken from Udupi Mother of Sorrows Church to the Congress Bhavan where it was kept for public viewing.
KPCC president D K Shivkumar arrived from Bengaluru to Udupi and paid his last respect to the veteran leader.
All religious prayer was conducted by the leaders of various faiths.
Addressing the media persons DK Shivakumar said that Oscar Fernandes has left his mark in national politics. He was a simple and a gentleman-politician. His dedication to the service of people will be long remembered. Serving the country and the party in various roles, Oscar Fernandes will always be warmly remembered for his untiring dedication and vision, he said.
Various Congress leaders including former ministers Abhayachandra Jain, Vinay Kumar Sorake, Pramod Madhwaraj, MLC Prathapchandra Shetty, MLA U T Khader, former MLA Gopal Poojary, Former MLC Ivan D’Souza, MLC Harish Kumar, Leaders Ashok Kumar Kodavoor, Prakyath Shetty, Harish Kini, Veronica Cornelio and others were present.
His mortal remains will also be taken to Congress Bhavan in Mangaluru city on later Tuesday.
On Wednesday (Sep 15), the mortal remains will be taken to Milagres Church in Mangaluru where a prayer mass will be held. Early evening the body will be airlifted to Bengaluru and will be kept at the morgue overnight.
On Thursday (Sep 16) the mortal remains will reach Congress headquarters in Bengaluru. The final blessing is organized at Saint Patrick’s Church from 3.30 p.m. onwards and burial will be conducted at Hosur Cemetery, Bengaluru.