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Fernandes rose above identity divide to leave an indelible mark on national politics

Updated : January 29, 2019 12:30 PM IST

Born in Mangalore in a Christian family in 1930, he was a staunch anti-Congress leader.
Fernandes entered the electoral politics with a bang after he, as the Samyukta Socialist Party candidate, defeated seasoned Congress leader SK Patila in Bombay South constituency in 1967.
Fernandes rose above identity divide to leave an indelible mark on national politics

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