Viriato Fernandes Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography

Quick Info→
Wife: Anita Fernandes
Hometown: Goa
Age: 54 Years

Viriato Fernandes

Full NameCaptain Viriato Hipolito Mendonca Fernandes
Profession(s)• Politician
• Retired Defence Officer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 9" (175 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyIndian National Congress
Logo of Indian National Congress
Political Journey• 2022: Contested in the 2022 Goa Legislative Assembly Elections and lost from the South Goa constituency
• 2024: Contested the 2024 Indian General Elections from the South Goa constituency and won
Awards & Honours• 1999: Vijay Star Medal for deployment during the Kargil War in 1999
• 2001: Commendation by the Commander-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command
• 2002: Commendation by the Commander-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command
• 2008: Commendation by the Commander-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command
Personal Life
Date of Birth4 February 1969 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2024) 55 Years
BirthplaceAssonora village, North Goa, North Goa
Zodiac signAquarius
SignatureCapt Viriato Fernandes' signature
HometownPanjim, Goa
School(s)• St. Clara High School, Assonora
• Progress High School, Altinho, Panaji
• Don Bosco High School, Mumbai
College/University• University of Southampton in association with IACCM, Southampton, England
• Goa College of Engineering, Goa
• Naval Institute of Aeronautics Technology, Kochi
• Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune, Maharashtra
Educational Qualification(s)• Mechanical Engineering from Goa College of Engineering, Goa (1992)
• Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics in Supply Chain Management from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (2015)
• Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics in Operations from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (2017)
• Certification in Contract Management from the University of Southampton
AddressFlat No. 14, Shalom Crest, Opp. SMRC Hospital, Chicalim, Goa
Social MediaInstagram
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date8 December 1996
Wife/SpouseAnita Fernandes (Teacher)
Capt Viriato Fernandes with his wife
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- 1
Capt Viriato Fernandes with his wife and daughter
ParentsFather- Prudente Fernandes (Government Employee)
Father-Viviana de Mendonça Fernandes
Style Quotient
Car CollectionHyundai i20
Money Factor
Assets/Properties (as of 2023-2024)Movable Assets
Cash : Rs. 20,000
Deposits in Banks: Rs. 2,00,618
Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs. 64,57,840
Motor Vehicles: Rs. 4,98,674
Jewellery: Rs. 2,91,840
Other assets: Rs. 1,10,000

Immovable Assets
Agricultural Land: Rs. 2,12,412
Residential Buildings: Rs. 82,40,000
Net Worth (approx.)Rs 1.6 Crores (as of 2023-24)

Viriato FernandesSome Lesser Known Facts About Viriato Fernandes

  • In August 1991, after graduating from College, Viriato Fernandes began working for the  Indian Naval Services at Mandovi.  He later opted for the aviation branch and completed aeronautics specialisation in 1995. Then, he qualified on the Dornier aircraft.
  • While pursuing advanced aeronautical training in Cochin, India, he focused on mastering the piloting of various aircraft types including Chetak helicopters, Sea Harrier jets, and Dornier turboprop planes.
  • After completing his training, Fernandes was appointed as an air engineering officer at the Indian naval air station INS Hans in Goa.
  • He has served with the Indian Navy’s INAS 310 squadron known as “The Cobras”.
  • In the late 1990s, during the Pokhran-II testing and the rising tensions between India and Pakistan, he was deployed to the Indo-Pakistani border region. There he along with his fellow aviators monitored the movements and activities of Pakistani aircraft and military forces.
  • In 1999, he fought during the Kargil War as part of the aviation squad.
  • He was posted in the Andaman during the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. At the time, he believed that he would not live to see another day but he was able to fulfil his duty.
  • In 2005, he became the Chief Engineer on an Indian Naval Ship and worked there for more than a year up until September 2006.
  • In 2006, he joined the Defence Materiel Organisation of the Indian Naval Services in the Controller Material Planning and Procurement department and worked there for 4 years until June 2011.
  • In June 2011, he became the Regional Operations Manager for the Indian Naval Canteen Service (INCS) in Goa, India.
  • In September 2015, he started working with the Strategic Level Management at the Indian Navy in Vasco Da Gama, Goa.
  • In 2018, he opted for an early retirement.
  • In 2021, he joined the Indian National Congress.

  • In November 2023, Captain Viriato Fernandes wrote a letter to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in support of the 8 ex-naval officers and asked him to back the 8 ex-Navy officers from Qatar who have been sentenced to death by a Qatar court for their alleged involvement in an “espionage case.”
  • Viriato Fernandes is a National Badminton player and also enjoys playing Football and Cricket.
  • He is a member of the NGO Goencho Avaaz.