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Moti Tikaram

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Residence  Suva, Fiji
Title  Sir
Nationality  Fijian
Religion  Hindu

Occupation  retired
Name  Moti Tikaram
Known for  Judge, Ombudsman
Died  May 17, 2012, Suva, Fiji
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Born  18 March 1925 (1925-03-18) Lami, Fiji
Education  Marist Brothers High School

Sir Moti Tikaram, KBE, CF, LLB(NZ) (18 March 1925 – 17 May 2012) was a judge of the Supreme Court of Fiji, the first ombudsman of independent Fiji and a football administrator. He was the first local person to be appointed to the Supreme Court of Fiji. He served on numerous boards and committees and was the patron of several sporting organisations.


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Legal and judicial career

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He was appointed Fiji's first Ombudsman in 1972. At the time of his retirement in 1987, he was the longest serving national ombudsman in the world. He was a member of the International Commission of Jurists from 1984 to 1989. After Fiji became a republic in 1987, he was re-appointed as a judge and served for many years as the President of the Fiji Court of Appeal.

Football administrator

Tikaram was the President of the Fiji Football Association from 1959 to 1960 and is credited with making the Association multi-racial and initiating moves to have its name changed from Fiji Indian Football Association.


  • In 2007, he was awarded with Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs.
  • In 2009, was awarded the "Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Award" in New Delhi, India at the Indian Diaspora Celebrations.
  • Family

    He was the great uncle of actor Ramon Tikaram and singer-songwriter Tanita Tikaram.


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