Fernandes chose Bengaluru-based bakery for cakes to forces


Team Udayavani, Jan 30, 2019, 12:49 PM IST

Bengaluru: Plum cakes from city’s famed Koshys Mechanised Bakery was George Fernandes Christmas goodies to jawans posted at forwarding areas, during his tenure as the Defence Minister.

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.

He said, yes, but what I know is he followed this practice, during his tenure as Defence Minister, it was plum cakes….” 

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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