Two PPP stal­warts pass away

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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.

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