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Shri George Fernandes General Information
State from which I am elected: Bihar
My Political Party: Janta Dal (United)
My Delhi Address: 3, Krishna Menon Marg, New Delhi
My Telephone No.: 23017172, 23016035, Fax: 23793397, Mobile: 9868181400
My Permanent Address: 3, Krishna Menon Marg, New Delhi
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Father's Name Shri John Joseph Fernandes
Mother's Name Shrimati Alice Fernandes
Date of Birth 3 June 1930
Place of Birth  Mangalore (Karnataka)
Marital Status Married on 21 July 1971
Spouse's Name  Shrimati Leila Kabir Fernandes
Children 1 sons
Educational Qualification S.S.L.C. Educated at St. Aloysius College (High School), Mangalore
Profession Agriculturist/Farmer,Trade Unionist
Permanent Address 3, Krishna Menon Marg, New Delhi
Present Address 3, Krishna Menon Marg, New Delhi Tel. - 23017172, 23016035, Fax: 23793397, Mobile: 9868181400
Positions Held
1967-70 Member, Fourth Lok Sabha 1967-70 Member, Committee on Petitions 1969-73 General Secretary, Samyukta Socialist Party 1973-77 President, All India Railwaymen's Federation 1977-79 Member, Sixth Lok Sabha (2nd term) March-July 1977 Union Cabinet Minister, Communications 1977-79 Union Cabinet Minister, Industry 1980-84 Member, Seventh Lok Sabha (3rd term) 1989-91 Member, Ninth Lok Sabha (4th term) 1989-90 Union Cabinet Minister, Railways March-May 1990 Minister of Kashmir Affairs (Additional charge) 1990-91 Member, Railway Convention Committee 1991-96 Member, Tenth Lok Sabha (5th term) 1993-96 Member, Committee on Finance Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs 1994 onwards President, Samata Party 1996-97 Member, Eleventh Lok Sabha (6th term) 1996-97 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development 1998-99 Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha (7th term) 1998-99 Member, General Purposes Committee 1999-2004 Member, Thirteenth Lok Sabha (8th term) 1999 Leader, Janata Dal (U), Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha 13 Oct. 1999-16 March 2001 Member, General Purposes Committee 15 Oct. 2001-May 2004 Union Cabinet Minister, Defence 2004-2009 Member, Fourteenth Lok Sabha(9th term) 2004 Member, Committee on External Affairs 5 Aug. 2007-2009 Member, Standing Committee on Rural Development Aug. 2009 Elected to Rajya Sabha
Freedom Fighter No
Books Published (i) What Ails the Socialists, (ii) Railway Strike of 1974 and (iii) George Fernandes Speaks
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and
Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests
Chairman, Editorial Board of "The Other side" (English monthly); human rights and civil liberties movements all over the world and anti-nuclear and environmental campaigns; has written on national and international political issues, published in "George Fernandes Speaks" ( Ajanta Publication, 1990)
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation Reading and listening to music
Countries Visited Widely travelled
Other Information
As President of the All India Railwaymen's Federation led the Railway strike involving 1.5 million workers in 1974, resulting in thousands being sent to jail. This was one of the events that led to the imposition of the Emergency in June 1975; jailed many times for espousing workers' rights; during the Emergency, went underground and fought the existing rule; arrested in June 1976 on the charge of overawing and overthrowing the Government in what came to be known as Baroda Dynamite Conspiracy case; fought the 1977 elections from jail; Founder Chairman, The New India Cooperative Bank; Co-Chairman, Indo-Libyan, Indo-GDR and Indo-Hungarian Joint Commissions, 1977-79; Chairman, (i) India Development Group, London, 1979, (ii) Schumacher Foundation, 1979; President, Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat; Member (i) Amnesty International, (ii) Press Council of India, and (iii) People's Union for Civil Liberties; associated with Samajwadi Abhiyan-a platform for Socialist Campaigns; Convenor, National Democratic Alliance (NDA)

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