Jun 4: Former Mauritius Prime Minister and President Sir Anerood Jugnauth passed away today. He was 91. He is also the father of Current Mauritius Prime Minster Pravin Kumar Jugnauth.
A champion who worked for the public was a very close friend of India. He was conferred with both Pravasi Bharatiya as well as Padma Bhushan.
Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi called His Excellency Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius, to convey condolences for the demise of his father Sir Anerood Jugnauth.
Highlighting the deep respect for Sir Anerood Jugnauth in India, including among all political parties, Prime Minister appreciated the seminal role he played in the evolution of India’s very special friendship with Mauritius.
Calling him a ‘proud Pravasi Bharatiya’, Prime Minister said that India had been privileged to honour Sir Anerood with both the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman and the Padma Vibhushan.Disclaimer: We donot claim that the images used as part of the news published are always owned by us. From time to time, we use images sourced as part of news or any related images or representations. Kindly take a look at our image usage policy on how we select the image that are used as part of the news.