A Musical Tribute to HON. OSCAR FERNANDES

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Family & Friends gathered together on 24th October 2021 to remember OSCAR FERNANDES with a Musical Tribute! A life filled with LOVE and AMAZING GRACE! A journey that will inspire the next generation!

OSCAR FERNANDES (27 March 1941 – 13 September 2021) was an Indian politician, a senior Political Leader and was the Union Cabinet Minister for Transport, Road and Highways and Labour and Employment, Government of India.

OSCAR FERNANDES was born to Roque Fernandes, the Principal of the Udupi Board High School, the head of Government Composite PU College and the first President of Manipal Institute of Technology and Leonissa M. Fernandes, the first female magistrate in India, at the family estate at Udupi. Fernandes was one of 12 children in his family, and grew up with a strong Catholic background. As a child he was an altar boy, and as a youth he was active in Church activities. His family belongs to the Fernandes-Prabhu clan, a Mangalorean Catholic clan from Udyavara in Udupi district. He married Blossom Mathias Prabhu on 26 August 1981 and had one son Oshan and one daughter Oshanie. His son Oshan is married to Frazil Quadros and Oscar’s daughter Oshanie is married to Mark Saldanha.

Fernandes was the Chairman of Central Election Authority of the AICC. He was previously the AICC General Secretary, the Minister of State (Independent charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

He was elected to the 7th Lok Sabha in 1980 from Udupi constituency in Karnataka. He was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1984, 1989, 1991 and 1996 from the same constituency. Later, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1998. He was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2004. He was a Union Minister from 2004 to 2009, holding a number of portfolios such as Statistics and Programme Implementation, NRI Affairs, Youth and Sports Affairs and Labour and Employment. He served two terms as a member of the Council of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Chief Guest & Speaker:
Telecom Inventor, Entrepreneur, Development Thinker & Policy Maker;
Former Advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations (PIII);
“Father of India’s Computer and IT Revolution”

Many distinguished speakers:
~ Rajeev Gowda
~ Stanley D’Cruz
~ Oshanie Fernandes
~ Lorraine Fiona Aloysius
~ Aubrey Aloysius