Basdeo Panday

05/25/1933 - 01/01/2024

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Obituary For Basdeo Panday

The Hon. Basdeo Panday was a Trinidadian and Tobagonian lawyer, politician, trade unionist, economist, actor, and civil servant who served as the fifth Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago from 1995 to 2001. He was the first person of Indian descent along with being the first Hindu to hold the office of Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. He was first elected to Parliament in 1976 as the Member for Couva North, Panday served as Leader of the Opposition five times between 1976 and 2010 and was a founding member of the United Labour Front (ULF), the National Alliance for Reconstruction (NAR), and the United National Congress (UNC). He served as leader of the ULF and UNC, and was President General of the All Trinidad Sugar and General Workers' Trade Union.

Services

5 Jan

Signing of Condolence Book

09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

UNC headquarters Mulchan Seuchan Road, Chaguanas, Get Directions »
5 Jan

Public Viewing of Body

10:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Red House Abercromby St, Port of Spain, Get Directions »
8 Jan

Signing of Condolence Book

09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

UNC headquarters Mulchan Seuchan Road Chaguanas, Get Directions »
8 Jan

Public Viewing of Body

09:00 AM - 05:30 PM

SAPA Todd Street San Fernando, Get Directions »
9 Jan

Funeral Service

08:30 AM

SAPA Todd Street San Fernando, Get Directions »
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  • 01/16/2024

    Mr. Panday has played a fundamental role in the economic and social development in Trinidad and Tobago and have impacted the lives of thousands. He possessed a wealth of knowledge and experience and was able to institute many changes and served as a catalyst for many social issues. Unfortunately, I have not met or conversed with Mr. Panday personally but I would like to have similar impact on our wonderful twin nation of Trinidad and Tobago and you continue to inspire me in my pursuit into politics. Mr. Jebodsingh

  • 01/13/2024

    Mourners wish to plant a million fruit trees in Orchards of Remembrance on and around the Caroni Plain and fund a scholarship in agriculture at UWI in memory of brilliant beacon of British Indians, Basdeo Panday, survivor of reptilian racism. Embrace Mickela and her team to de-risk UNC before perilous elections with energy on the ballot, to create wealth and revive industry and security of necessities. Unity of the Brindian Community is paramount, surmounting sectarian sentiment to slay persecutors of people tormented and traumatised by tyranny of criminal gangs, camouflaging hostility with the mask of protocol. Pursue pragmatic strategies and truth that dare not speak its name to change the political climate of corruption and confusion and replace venal vice with honesty and integrity. Leaders inspire love with traditional values. Constitutional reform must prioritise abolition of the prejudiced presidency, now luring Brindian voters. UNC victory in 2024 must banish belligerent racists, now on the back foot, to ensure law and order and restore virtuous governance. Now is the moment to seize the day of Panday. Carpe Diem.

  • 01/10/2024

    My condolences to his family and his loved ones

  • 01/09/2024

    Mr. Basdeo Panday was the best Prime Minister that this country ever had. I am sorry to see him go. He led with exuberance and was sincere in what he did. I often attended his rallies just to hear him give his speeches and to give him my support. My heartfelt thanks go out to his wife and children for sharing him with us. He will be greatly missed. May God Almighty comfort you all in this time of great sorrow. May his soul rest in peace. Amen

  • 01/09/2024

    May your legacy continue to inspire generations to do and be better

  • 01/09/2024

    Condolences to the family of the honorable basdeo panday you have made such an impact in this world you were a god sent angel may lord krishna guide you and take you on your Journey may you protect and guide your love ones and open their way thank you for all you have done and for your service rest in peace

  • 01/09/2024

  • 01/08/2024

    Condolences to the family off Mr. Panday. Thank you for being the best Prime Minister and for the ability to making others smile yet getting things done when called upon. May you rest in peace

  • 01/08/2024

    Rest in Peace

  • 01/08/2024

    Heartfelt condolences to Mrs Oma Panday, children, other family members and loved ones. From my family to yours. We greave with you. May God continue to strengthen you all for the days and years ahead. SIP Mr Basdeo Panday. SIP

  • 01/07/2024

    Marilyn Bolvin

  • 01/07/2024

    Best Prime Minister will surely be miss Rest in Peace

  • 01/07/2024

  • 01/07/2024

    Best Prime Minister ever in Trinidad & Tobago he is sure miss .Rest In Peace

  • 01/07/2024

    Best Prime Minister in the history of Trinidad and Tobago. My God bless your soul and may you rest in peace!

  • 01/07/2024

    The best there was, the best there is and the best Prime Minister that there will ever be . RIP Mr Basdeo Panday, UNC Founder, Leader and Former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.

  • 01/06/2024

    Our hearts go out to Aunty Oma, Nyala, Mikaela, Nichola and Vishala. Wishing you peace, comfort and courage, with lots of love. We are sending caring thoughts your way to support you through this difficult time. Uncle Basdeo was an inspiration to us all and will never be forgotten. RIP Uncle 🙏

  • 01/06/2024

    You served the nation well and never forgot your roots. It was a boast and honor to tell people you came from my environment. To the family members be strong and keep the faith.

  • 01/05/2024

    Rest in peace

  • 01/05/2024

    Sincerest condolences to the family at this time. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you all at this difficult time.

  • 01/03/2024

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