Former Chairman of the People’s National Congress and Guyana’s former High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, Bishwaishwar ‘Cammie’ Ramsaroop has died at the age of 81.
In a statement, the People’s National Congress announced his passing earlier today and expressed the party’s condolences to his wife and daughters and other family members.
The party paid tribute to Mr. Ramsaroop’s work in public life for over five decades.
He first served as Minister of Housing under the PNC government from 1969 and was later elevated to the position of Vice President and Minister of Trade between 1980 and 1984.
According to the party, Mr. Ramsaroop was elected Chairman of the PNC at the 16th Biennial Delegates’ Congress in 2009.
The Party said it recognizes and records its appreciation for his spirited campaigning and valuable contribution to its political evolution and to national development in the early days of the Republic.
He has been described as a devout, Hindi-literate Hindu and a patriotic Guyanese whose wide cultural, political, social, and religious influence and interests contributed greatly to the Party’s philosophy of social cohesion in Guyana.