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Veerasamy Ringadoo

The Right Honourable
Veerasamy Ringadoo
வீரசாமி ரிங்காடு
सर वीरसम्य रिन्गदू

GCMG, GCSK ,
1st President of Mauritius
In office
12 March 1992 – 30 June 1992
Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth
Vice President Vacant
Preceded by Elizabeth II
as Queen of Mauritius
Succeeded by Cassam Uteem
Governor General of Mauritius
In office
17 January 1986 – 12 March 1992
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth
Preceded by Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
Succeeded by Office abolished
Personal details
Born 20 October 1920
Port Louis, Mauritius[1]
Died 9 September 2000(2000-09-09) (aged 79)

Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo, GCMG, GCSK, QC, (born வீரசாமி ரிங்காடு; 20 October 1920 – 9 September 2000) was the Governor General of Mauritius from 17 January 1986 to 12 March 1992, when it became a republic. Ringadoo then served as President until later in 1992, when he was replaced by the democratically elected Cassam Uteem. He is a Tamil by origin and a Hindu.[2] He was a founder of the League of Tamils in 1937.[3]

As Finance Minister of Mauritius, Ringadoo was knighted in the 1975 New Year Honours List,[4] and following his appointment as Governor-General, appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George in June 1986.[5]

References

  1. ^ [2]
  2. ^ http://www.country-data.com/cgi-bin/query/r-8639.html
  3. ^ http://www.webofmauritius.com/tamilleague/history.htm
  4. ^ London Gazette, 1 January 1975
  5. ^ London Gazette, 10 June 1986
Government offices
Preceded by
Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
Governor-General of Mauritius
1986 – 1992
Succeeded by
Office abolished
Political offices
Preceded by
Office established
President of Mauritius
1992
Succeeded by
Cassam Uteem


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