Former Home Affairs Minister Ronald Gajraj, who once had been Guyana’s High Commissioner to India and Bangladesh, died on Saturday morning at a private city hospital following a brief illness. He was 65 years old.
An attorney-at-law by training, Gajraj had served as Minister of Home Affairs under the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Administration from January 1999 to May 2005, before taking up the post of High Commissioner to India and Bangladesh, wherein he had served from 2005 to 2015.
As tributes and condolences pour in to the Gajraj family, the PPP, in a statement, expressed deep shock at his sudden passing, and noted that Gajraj would best be remembered for the pivotal role he had played as Home Affairs Minister in the fight against crime at a very challenging time in this nation’s history.
“Mr Gajraj was also a very loyal and dedicated supporter of the party. To his wife, Mrs Chandra Gajraj; his children, Aparna and Ranveer; and his relatives, we extend our profound sympathies and condolences at this time of pain and anguish,” the party stated.