Two PPP stalwarts pass away
Fuzzy Sattaur Mohamed ‘ Fuzzy’ Sattaur, former CEO of NCN, former Chair- man of the Board of the New Guyana Company Limited (printers and publishers of the Weekend Mirror) and PPP stalwart died suddenly at his home on Saturday last. He had a short illness, but was recovering well. His death, therefore, was a great shock.
Fuzzy re-migrated to Guyana in the early 1990s and was a great friend of Dr Cheddi Jagan, whom he met while Jagan was campaigning amongst Guyanese in the US.
He himself came from a PPP and progressive family background. His father was once the President of the Guyana Rice Producers Association (RPA).
Fuzzy threw himself in the political struggle immediately. He played a central role in the Party’s 1997, 2001, and 2006 General Elections. Under the leadership of Feroze Mohamed, Fuzzy performed great feats.
He was a very multi-talented man. He was skilled in the areas of finance, administration, IT, journalism, etc. He was also a skilled cartoonist; he designed the weekly cartoons for the Weekend Mirror.
He played a crucial role in the restructuring of the Mirror newspaper and was the lead figure in transforming the newspaper into a colour edition with more social media prominence.
At the level of the state, Fuzzy led the transformation and bringing together of radio and television at NCN. His contributions were monumental.
Fuzzy Sattaur had a bright personality. He was always optimistic and the welfare of other comrades was always one of his greatest characteristics.
He was a close confident of Janet Jagan and was amongst the last to see her alive.
Fuzzy Sattaur will be greatly missed by all his comrades and friends.
We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Mala and his two children.
May he rest in peace.
Parmanand Sawh (Bajan)
Comrade Parmanand Sawh, popularly known as Bajan and Brother Baij passed peacefully at his home in Huis ‘T Dieren, Essequibo, on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
Brother Baij came from a humble background and had a basic education. However, he had a great grasp of the political situation in Guyana.
Baij was a loyal and dedicated member of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). He was a good organizer and mobilizer of the masses.
Cde Sawh participated in numerous Party functions and was prominent at rallies, demonstrations and other events.
He was also highly respected in his community. He played a leading role in the Community Policing Group and was a prominent member of the Hindu temple in the village.
He was the brother of Mrs. Deolatchmee Ramotar, former First Lady and brother-in-law of former President Donald Ramotar.
He has left to mourn his wife, Judy, daughter Malini, sons Rakesh and Arvin, grandchildren and brothers Ganesh and Manesh Sawh, sister Surujpattie, Rajpattie, Deolatchmee and Dhamwantie Sawh.
Parmanand Sawh aka Bajan, will be sadly missed by his family and friends and by the People’s Progressive Party.
May he rest in peace.