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Seewoosagur Ramgoolam

Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
His statue in Patna Bihar, India.
Personal data
Date of birth18 September 1900
Place of birthKewal Nagar, Mauritius
Date of death15 December 1985(age 85)
Place of deathPort Louis, Mauritius
Political partyMauritian Labour Party
Alma materUniversity College London
Royal College of Physicians
Governor General of Mauritius
In office28 December 1983 - 15 December 1985
Prime ministerAnerood Jugnauth
Succeeded byVeerasamy Ringadoo
Preceded byDayendranath Burrenchobay
Prime Minister of Mauritius
In office12 March 1968 - 16 June 1982
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor generalJohn Shaw Rennie
Leonard Williams
Raman Osman
Henry Garrioch (Acting)
Dayendranath Burrenchobay
Succeeded byAnerood Jugnauth
Preceded byOffice established

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Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam KCMG, LRCP, MRCS (18 September 1900 in Kewal Nagar, Mauritius - 15 December 1985, Port Louis, Mauritius) was the Prime Minister of Mauritius from 1968 until 1982. He is known as the "Father of the Nation". As decolonisation swept the third world, he led his country to independence from the United Kingdom in 1968. He was Governor General from 1983 until his death in 1985. He graduated from University College London, and attended lectures at the London School of Economics. Ramgoolam was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours of 12 June 1965.

Ramgoolam was an ardent admirer of the late Mahatma Gandhi of India and followed in the footsteps of some Asian and African countries and worked ardently for his country to gain access to independence from the United Kingdom, making sure that there would be no bloodshed. He was finally granted independence on 12 March 1968 from since he was prime minister up to 1982 when Anerood Jugnauth took over the leadership of the country.

He was an Indo-Mauritian of Bihari descent.

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