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Below is a statement from the PNC
The People’s National Congress Reform is deeply saddened by the death of Comrade Bishwaishwar Ramsaroop. He was born in Albouystown, Georgetown, on 28th November 1939 and died on 16th August at the age of 81.
Cde. Ramsaroop worked briefly as a schoolteacher and qualified, subsequently, as a barrister-at-law. He served on several boards and commissions from 1964 and was appointed as Minister of Housing and Reconstruction at the age of 30 years in 1969 and, later, as Minister of Trade and a Vice-President from 1980 to 1984 in the PNC administration. He was the country’s first and only resident High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago.
Cde. Ramsaroop was elected Chairman of the PNC at the 16th Biennial Delegates’ Congress in 2009. The Party recognizes and records its appreciation for his spirited campaigning and valuable contribution to its political evolution and to national development in the early days of the Republic.
A devout, Hindi-literate Hindu, he was a patriotic Guyanese and his wide cultural, political, social and religious influence and interests contributed greatly to the Party’s philosophy of social cohesion.
The People’s National Congress Reform extends its deepest condolences to his loving wife, Florence, and daughters and to other grieving relatives and friends.
People’s National Congress,
Congress Place, Sophia. Georgetown