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Leaders, workers pay homage to veteran Congress leader Oscar Fernandes

Prime News, National, Karnataka, Politics, Mangaluru, September 15:- Veteran Congress leader B Janardhana Poojary, BJP Member of Parliament Nalin Kumar Kateel, MLA U T Khader, former MLC Ivan D’Souza and city Mayor Premananda Shetty were among those who paid their last respects to party leader and former Union Minister Oscar Fernandes when his mortal remains were kept at the Milagres Church here on Wednesday (September 15).

A large number of people, including party workers, gathered at the church to have a last glimpse of the departed leader. The public homage was followed by a mass at the church.

Sources said the body will be flown to Bengaluru in the evening and kept at the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee headquarters in the city from 10 am to 12 noon on Thursday (September 16). Thereafter, prayers will be offered at St Patrick Church after which the funeral will be performed. Fernandes passed away at a private hospital here on September 13. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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