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What Oscar Fernandes Wished Atal Bihari Vajpayee to Do to Keep away from Knee Surgical procedure – NewsEverything AllIndia

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Oscar Fernandes, a veteran Congress chief and former union minister, handed away in Mangalore on Monday on the age of 80. Fernandes, a sitting member of the Rajya Sabha, was critically injured after he fell by chance whereas doing his common train on July 20 this yr and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in an excellent specialty hospital at Mangalore. As he was discovered to have an inside damage, a surgical procedure was additionally carried out by medical doctors.

Born on March 27, 1941 to Roque Fernandes and Leonissa Fernandes, he began his political profession as Councillor of Udupi Municipal Council in 1972. He’s survived by his spouse Blossom Fernandes, son and a daughter.


An in depth confidante of the Gandhi household, Fernandes had at all times remained a disciplined celebration man all through his political life. In his 5 decade lengthy political profession, Fernandes represented Udupi constituency within the Lok Sabha 5 instances and was elected to the Rajya Sabha 4 instances.

He was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1980, adopted by wins from the identical constituency in 1984, 1989, 1991 and 1996. He has been a Rajya Sabha member for 4 phrases since 1998. He had served as Union Minister for Labour and Employment from 2006 to 2009 and had held completely different portfolios, together with NRI affairs, Statistics and Programme Implementation within the UPA-II authorities led by Manmohan Singh.

Fernandes was additionally the chairman of the central election authority of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and AICC normal secretary in 1996. He was president of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) within the late eighties. He additionally served as Parliament Secretary to Rajiv Gandhi.

He was additionally an in depth confidant of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and was once often called a trouble-shooter for the celebration as he dealt with varied conditions.


On March 18 final yr, Fernandes extolled the virtues of ‘gaumutra‘ (cow urine) and shared an anecdote a couple of man claiming to have cured his most cancers by ingesting cow urine to drive his level residence. Collaborating in a debate in Rajya Sabha on two payments for organising nationwide commissions for homoeopathy and Indian techniques of medication, Fernandes had mentioned, “My excessive good friend Jairam Ramesh pulls my leg, once I discuss of ‘gaumutra’.”

Sharing an anecdote, Fernandes had mentioned that after throughout a go to to an ashram close to Meerut in Uttar Pradesh he had met an individual who claimed to have cured his most cancers by ingesting ‘gaumutra’.

Many BJP leaders have earlier spoken in regards to the therapeutic energy of ‘gaumutra’. Nevertheless, the Congress has at all times reacted sharply to such remarks.


Fernandes had additionally shared that he had extreme ache in knee joint and medical doctors had recommended for alternative surgical procedure. Nevertheless, he refused and began doing ‘Vajrasana’. “I began Vajrasana, practising yoga, and right this moment I’m able to do wrestling with none problem,” he advised the members of the Higher Home.

“When (former) Prime Minister (Atal Bihari) Vajpayee ji had a knee surgical procedure, I assumed if I had recognized him earlier, I might have positively gone to him and ask him to comply with ‘Vajrasan’ and it might have been cured,” he had mentioned.

He had additionally claimed to have met an individual in US aged round 104 years and transferring swiftly as a younger man.

“Yoga is our wealth. In the event you practise yoga, could also be our funds value of well being may be decreased by 50 per cent. It’s lifestyle,” he had mentioned. “Our personal Indian techniques of medication will present a number of reliefs even earlier than going to a physician,” he added.

(with inputs from PTI)

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