Hundreds turned up at Wakenaam on Friday, to pay their final respects to one of the most outstanding personalities of the island.
Mr. Sarabjeet Ramlakhan M.S., popularly known as Tanna, passed away two Saturdays ago at the Suddie Hospital after a brief illness. He was 72.
Ramlakhan, had been a staunch activist of the People’s Progressive Party since the early sixties. He served on the Wakenaam Neighbourhood Democratic Council and on the Region Three Democratic Council. He was also a member of the Sea Defence Board.
He had been exceedingly zealous for the development of Wakenaam and by his initiative, he was able to convince President Bharrat Jagdeo to purchase a plot of land for the Wakenaam Community Centre.
In a glowing tribute, Donald Ramotar, General Secretary of the PPP, spoke of Ramlakhan’s outspoken attitude, sincerity and his unwavering dedication to the Party and to his community.
He expressed sympathy to the bereaved family on behalf of the Party, Government and President Bharrat Jagdeo.
Several others commented on the void that has been created with the passing of Mr. Sarabjeet Ramlakhan, who will long be remembered for his service to the island of Wakenaam.
Among the many representatives of the Party and Government present were Mr. Ali Baksh, Region Two Chairman; member of Parliament Bibi Shaddick; and Councillors of the Region Three Democratic Council; and the Leguan and Wakenaam Neighbourhood Democratic Council.
Ramlakhan’s coffin was draped with the Party flag and was taken to the waiting tractor and trailer by his former comrades of his party to his final resting place.
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