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Seewoosagur Ramgoolam

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Seewoosagur Ramgoolam

शिवसागर रामगुलाम
Seewoosagur Ramgoolam at Lod airport, Israel, 1962.
SSR at Lod airport in 1962
Governor-General of Mauritius
In office
28 December 1983 – 15 December 1985
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterAnerood Jugnauth
Preceded byDayendranath Burrenchobay
Succeeded bySir Cassam Moollan (acting)
1st Prime Minister of Mauritius
In office
12 March 1968 – 30 June 1982
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralSir John Shaw Rennie
Sir Michel Rivalland (Acting)
Sir Leonard Williams
Sir Raman Osman
Sir Henry Garrioch
Sir Dayendranath Burrenchobay
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byAnerood Jugnauth
Chief Minister of Mauritius
In office
26 September 1961 – 12 March 1968
MonarchElizabeth II
GovernorThomas Douglas Vickers (Acting)
Sir John Shaw Rennie
Preceded byOffice Established
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Lord Mayor of Port Louis
In office
Preceded byEdgard Millien
Succeeded byGuy Forget
Leader of Labour Party
In office
1 December 1958 – 15 December 1985
Preceded byEmmanuel Anquetil
Succeeded bySir Satcam Boolell
Personal details
Born(1900-09-18)18 September 1900
Belle Rive (now Kewal Nagar), British Mauritius
Died15 December 1985(1985-12-15) (aged 85)
Port Louis, Mauritius
Resting placeSSR Botanical Garden
Political partyLabour Party
Spouse(s)Sushil Ramjoorawon (1922–1984)[1]
ChildrenNavin Ramgoolam
ParentsMoheeth Ramgoolam (father)
Basmati Ramchurn (mother)
ResidenceState House (Official) Rue Deforges, Port Louis (personal)
Alma materUniversity College London
London School of Economics

The Rt Hon. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam GCMG LRCP MRCS (September 18, 1900 – December 15, 1985; often referred to as Chacha Ramgoolam) was a Mauritian politician, statesman and philanthropist. He was the country's first Chief Minister, Prime Minister of Mauritius, and Governor-General.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sunita Ramgoolam-Joypaul : « Maman doit être fière de Navin et moi" (in French). Le Defimedia Group. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2012.