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PPP stalwart Pandit Reepu Daman Persaud dies – 8th Apr 2013

repuThe ruling People’s Progressive Party Civic described the death of former party stalwart and Government Minister, Pandit Reepu Daman Persaud, as a loss not only to the party, but also to Guyana.

The former Minister and Presidential advisor who was 77, died at the Georgetown Hospital’s Caribbean Heart Institute on Sunday.

Persaud was one of the longest serving politicians in Guyana. He served as Agriculture Minister, then Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, under the Peoples Progressive Party Government and was a Member of Parliament for some 41 years.

Only last year, Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman had paid homage to Persaud. He was celebrated and honored by the Full House for his service as a Member of the Parliament of Guyana.

Reepu Daman Persaud formed the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha and worked over the years as a religious leader.

In 1996, Persaud received Guyana’s second highest National Award, The Order of Roraima.

He would later form a Foundation in his name as part of an education drive.

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