Udupi: KPCC President D K Shivakumar paid his last respects to the mortal remains of former Union Minister Oscar Fernandes at Congress Bhavan on Tuesday.
Oscar (80) passed away after a brief illness at a hospital in Mangaluru on Monday.
Prior to the viewing, all religion prayer meet was conducted for the peace of the departed soul.
Eaarlier when the mortal remains arrived in Udupi, prayers were conducted at Shokamata Church under the supervision of Bishop Dr Isac Lobo.
Later, the mortal remans was taken to the ancestral home of Oscars at Brahmagiri.
At the party office several leaders including KPCC Working President R Dhruvanarayan paid their last respects. Former ministers U Ramanath Rai, U T Khader, Abhay Chandra Jain, Vinay Kumar Sorake, Gopal Poojari and Pramod Madhwaraj were prominent among the other leaders.
Oscar’s wife Blossom Fernandes, son Oshan, daughter Oshani, son-in-law Martis, sisters Judith Shreshta, Sharlet, Medissa, Maryl Fernandes and Sister Josena were present.
– Team Mysoorunews