Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar bade a tearful goodbye to councillor Feeraz Ali, a “dedicated soldier” of the United National Congress (UNC), during a funeral service at his Gasparillo home yesterday. “Feeraz has always been a loyal, dedicated soldier for the UNC, and a very dedicated community activist and councillor serving people,” she said.
Ali, 54, was the councillor for the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation. He died on the way to the hospital Thursday morning after he suffered a heart attack while in his bed at his home. Yesterday, hundreds of mourners filled the councillor’s garage, three tents on Razack Street and an adjacent empty plot of land to pay their respects to Ali and his grieving family. All were invited to view his body prior to the funeral service.