Deeply saddened at passing away of former Union minister & stalwart leader George Fernandes. It is a great loss for the nation both politically as well as intellectually. Pray for his soul to rest in peace and my condolences for his family & followers. #RIPGeorgeFernandes- Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) 29 January 2019
His stint in public offices saw him make some defining changes, particularly Railways. The most abiding memories of Fernandes ji are those of his fierce opposition to the emergency in 1975. He stood steadfastly to protect India's democratic values.- Amit Shah (@AmitShah) 29 January 2019
Deeply saddened by the passing away of India's former Defence Minister George Fernandes ji. Today we have lost a stalwart of India's socialist movement. He devoted his entire life for the welfare and uplift of the poor and marginalised. My heartfelt condolences to his family.- Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) 29 January 2019
Rest in peace George Fernandes Sahib. You were a tireless crusader fighting for the voiceless, the marginalised & for those that needed someone in their corner. You called a spade a spade & did so unabashedly. You were always a friend & well wisher of the people of J&K. God speed- Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) 29 January 2019
During his long years in public life, George Sahab never deviated from his political ideology. He resisted the Emergency tooth and nail. His simplicity and humility were noteworthy. My thoughts are with his family, friends and lakhs of people grieving. May his soul rest in peace.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 29 January 2019
Distressed to learn of the passing of Shri George Fernandes, who served India in many capacities, including as Defence Minister. He epitomised simple living and high thinking. And was a champion of democracy, during the Emergency and beyond. We will all miss him #PresidentKovind- President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) 29 January 2019
George Sahab represented the best of India's political leadership.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 29 January 2019
Frank and fearless, forthright and farsighted, he made a valuable contribution to our country. He was among the most effective voices for the rights of the poor and marginalised.
Saddened by his passing away.