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Sushil Ramgoolam

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Monarch  Elizabeth II
Name  Sushil Ramgoolam
Religion  Hinduism

Preceded by  Position established
Political party  Labour Party
Sushil Ramgoolam wearing eyeglasses, earrings, a necklace, and a blue dress.

Full Name  Sushil Ramjoorawon
Spouse(s)  Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam-(1900-1985)
Children  Navin Ramgoolam, Sunita Ramgoolam-Joypaul
Died  January 5, 1984, Moka, Mauritius
Residence  State House, Moka, Mauritius

Succeeded by  Lady Sarojini Jugnauth

Sushil Ramjoorawon, The Right Honorable Lady Ramgoolam (2 October 1922 — 5 January 1984; commonly known as Lady Sushil Ramgoolam) was the wife of the late Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, father of the nation, leader of the Labour Party from 1959 to 1982, ex-Prime Minister of Mauritius (1968-1982) and ex-Governor General of Mauritius (1983-1985). She was First Lady of Mauritius while her husband was in office of Governor General and Prime Minister of Mauritius from 1968 to 1982. Her son Navin Ramgoolam has also been Prime Minister of Mauritius (1995-2000, 2005-2014).


Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, husband of Sushil Ramgoolam wearing eyeglasses and a black and white suit surrounded by media.

Personal life

Sushil Ramgoolam was the eldest daughter of Thacoordial and Anjanee Ramjoorawon. She had five sisters and two brothers. In, 1939, at the age of 17, she married Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam. They had a daughter, Sunita (now Mrs. Joypaul) and a son, Navin(chandra), who has been elected Prime Minister of Mauritius three times. She was married to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam for 46 years. On January 5, 1984, just after the new year celebrations, Lady Sushil died at the age of 61 at State House, Le Réduit and was given a state funeral.


In memory of Lady Sushil Ramgoolam, various public places such as a college in Triolet, a social welfare complex in Bel Air Rivière Sèche, a recreational center in Pointe Aux Piments and a Medi-Clinic in Flacq bear the name of Lady Sushil Ramgoolam, among others.


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