Bengaluru, Jan 29 (PTI) Plum cakes from citys famed Koshys Mechanised Bakery was George Fernandes Christmas goodies to jawans posted at forward areas, during his tenure as the Defence Minister.Also Read - SCO vs NAM Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Hints ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 21: Captain, Vice-Captain - Scotland vs Namibia, Playing 11s, Team News For Today's T20 Match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium 7:30 PM IST October 27 Wednesday

He used to order cakes from us and send it to jawans posted at the border areas. For some years he did this, I dont exactly remember now for how many years… we have sent, Koshys head Prem Koshy told PTI. Also Read - MAK vs BOS Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Hints Afghanistan One Day Tournament Semifinal 2: Captain, Probable Playing 11s - Mis Ainak Region vs Boost Region, Team News And Injury Updates For Today's ODD Match at Kandahar Stadium 10 AM IST October 27 Wednesday

He said, yes, but what I know is he followed this practice, during his tenure as Defence Minister, it was plum cakes….” Also Read - International Flights: Air India Announces Fresh Flight Schedule Between India and Thailand | Here’s How to Book Tickets

Recalling Fernandes visit to Koshys bakery and restaurant, Prem said, George Sir, used to find this place peaceful and calm.”

Fernandes used to like the smell of bakery, he said, adding there are quite a lot of memories about his visit.

He used to enjoy from cakes to every thing. “His family also used to buy bread, cakes from us, we had that association.”

George Fernandes’ brothers Michael Fernandes, a prominent trade union leader, and Lawrence Fernandes, who was arrested during the emergency are based the city.

The former defence minister died Tuesday after prolonged illness.

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