Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
Father's Name : Shri Roque Fernandes Date of Birth : 27 March 1941 Place of Birth : Udipi in Distt. South Kanara (Karnataka) Marital Status : Married on 26 August 1981 Spouse's Name : Smt. Blossom Mathias Children : One son and one daughter Educational Qualifications :
B.A. Educated at Karnataka University, Udipi (Karnataka) Profession :
Agriculturist, Political and Social Worker Permanent Address :
Doris Rest Haven, Ambalpady, Udipi-576103 (Karnataka) Tel. (08252) 21370 Positions Held :
1975-76 Member, Municipal Council, Udipi 1980 Elected to Lok Sabha (Seventh) 1983 Joint Secretary, A.I.C.C. 1984 Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Eighth) Dec. 1984-85 Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister Sep. 1985-Jan. 1986, General Secretary, A.I.C.C. Sep. 1987-June 1990 and Nov. 1996 onwards Jan. 1986-Sep. 1987 President, P.C.C. (I), Karnataka 1989 Elected to Lok Sabha (Ninth) for the third time 1990-91 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Energy 1991 Elected to Lok Sabha (Tenth) for the fourth time 1996 Elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh) for the fifth time Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments :
Got the Syndicate Agricultural Foundation Award for highest yield in paddy and the Karnataka Government State level award for agriculture
Social and Cultural Activities :
Rural Housing and relief work Special Interests :
Agriculture and organising youth Sports and Clubs :
Founder, Jolly Club, Udipi; Active participation in Sports and games Countries visited :
U.S.S.R. and Yugoslavia; Member, Indian Delegation to UNCTAD, Belgrade, 1983; Congress Delegate to Germany, November, 1985 Other Information :
Member, Council of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1980-82; Chairman, D.K.S.S.K. Ltd., (Sugar Factory, Brahmavar)
Election Result :
Udipi Lok Sabha constituency Total electorate 9,93,030 Total votes polled 6,42,416 Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates : (1) Shri Oscar Fernandes (I.N.C.) 2,35,932 (2) Shri I.M. Jayarama Shetty (B.J.P.) 2,33,478 (3) Shri K. Vasantha Bangera (J.D.) 1,47,293 (4) Shri Airody Dhanyavantha Pai (Ind.) 3,533