Sir Anerood Jugnauth have just been reported dead. He was Prime Minister in Mauritius for 18 years (six terms, beginning in 1982).
His son is the current Prime Minister of Mauritius.
Born 29 March 1930 and died 3 June 2021. He was a Mauritian politician and barrister who served both as President and Prime Minister of Mauritius.
He was Member of Parliament for Piton & Riviere Du Rempart.
Anerood was a central figure of Mauritian politics in the 1980s and 1990s, he was Leader of the Opposition from 1976 to 1982.
He served as Prime Minister from 1982 to 1995 and again from 2000 to 2003.
He was then elected as President of Mauritius and served as such from 2003 to 2012.
Following his party’s victory in the 2014 general elections, he was appointed again to serve his sixth term as Prime Minister by President Kailash Purryag on 14 December 2014.
He served four consecutive terms as Prime Minister from 1982 to 1995 and was then voted out of office from 1995 to 2000.
He is the longest serving prime minister with more than 18 years of tenure thus overtaking Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, who held the office for 14 years.
As leader of the Militant Socialist Movement, he became Prime Minister again, for a fifth term, after the 2000 election. Often nicknamed as Rambo (a film character known to be unbeatable), he maintained a historical political career as, under his leadership, his party/alliances won 5 general parliamentary elections in a row, those in 1976, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991