Dharamsala: Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Pema Jungney offers his condolence on behalf of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and Tibetans in and outside of Tibet, over the demise of Former Defence Minister of India, George Fernandes. He died this morning at the age of 88 following a prolonged illness.
In the condolence letter, Speaker expresses sadness over the demise of Former Defence Minister George Farnandes and offers condolence to the surviving family members. He also said that Tibetan people are eternally grateful for his strong and consistent support for the cause of Tibet since from 1959s. He had raised his voice for Tibetan cause in and outside the perimeter of Indian parliament. He was invited to Dharamsala for several times and we were deeply honored by his distinguished presence on the 48th Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day, 10 March 2007, with other Members of All Party Indian Parliamentary Forum for Tibet.