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President Irfaan Ali on Saturday joined scores of others in paying final respects to the late Dr Yesu Persaud at his funeral service held at his residence in Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara.
President Ali hailed Dr Persaud for his many contributions towards the improvement of Guyana and pointed out that his family and the entire Guyanese community have lost an extraordinary soul who lived an extraordinary life.
“As President, his examples in life is an inspiration and motivation to me to serve people with humility, simplicity and to do so to the best of my ability. He was never short of advice for me. He was very strong in his conviction about national unity. He was very strong in his conviction about the rule of law. He was very strong in his conviction for culture and religion, and he was strong in his conviction that we could do better for Guyana,” Ali is quoted in a Office of the President release.
The business giant and philanthropist died on Monday. He was 93.
President Ali was joined by Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Dr Vindhya Persaud, India’s High Commissioner to Guyana, Dr K J Srinivasa and representatives from the private sector.