New Delhi, Jan 29 (PTI) Describing socialist leader George Fernandes as a “fighter” for the working class, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Tuesday condoled his death.Also Read - China Objects to Vice President Venkaiah Naidu's Visit to Arunachal Pradesh

The veteran socialist passed away Tuesday morning following a prolonged illness. Also Read - Twitter Removes Verified Blue Tick From VP Venkaiah Naidu's Handle, Later Restores It

Naidu’s office said in a tweet, “Shri Fernandes was a fighter for working class, a trade unionist, an upright politician, an able administrator, a great parliamentarian and above all was a good human being”. Also Read - 19 IIM Jammu Students & Staff Test Positive For Covid-19 Ahead of Vice-President's Visit

Fernandes was a multi-faceted personality, Naidu said.

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