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George Fernandes was an extra-ordinary leader, a Parliamentarian that many dreaded facing, and above all, a dissenter, Union minister Arun Jaitley wrote in memory of him.
George Fernandes had seen ups and downs in his political career but always remained the kind-hearted human being that I knew.
As Defence Minister, George Fernandes had also passed an order making it mandatory for ministry officials to spend a week in Siachen before making decisions.
George Fernandes had none of the pettiness of today’s politicians whose first response to a questioning journalist is to shut the door on them.
George Fernandes was a proud Indian, a fine diplomat and a charming host.
The final nail in the coffin for George Fernandes was perhaps the humiliation of being rejected for his Muzaffarpur constituency by his party colleagues.
RLP chief Sharad Yadav remembers George Fernandes as the man who inducted him into politics, a revolutionary with a zeal for passionate speeches.
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