A human being that served his fellow mankind and the communty with dignity.
He was a Pandit, a politician and a friend to many. He was one of the PPP members who was locked up at Sibley Hall back in the days. He was a loyal PPP supporter who stood said fast to the cause.
When he migrated to the USA he continued his work as a Pandit and formed a Mandir in Queens. H e was the architect for the now famous Phagwah Parade in Richmondhill NY.
Earlier this evening he breathed his last breath. I am on vacation in the Carribean , one of his young devotees gave me the first call.
Pandit and my father were friends from way back when Pandit was a Post Man and my Dad was a Prison Officer back in the late 50s.
I was in the same class in high school with one of Pandit daughter.As a teenager I used to attend Yagnas at his Mandir in Rampoor Corriverton. When I moved to NY , Pandit seeked me out and we became very close. Myself and a few other Skeldonians , despite not being Hundus were with him when he organized the first set of meetings for the first Phagwah and Diwali parades here in NY. Pandit and I shared a very close relationship, he told me many stories , about his childhood days, to his political struggles and about some his travels to India and the Far East.
Pandit will be missed but his good work will live on.
A true son of Corriverton, a true son of Berbice and a true son of Guyana.
Rest in peace Pandit Ji !