Raouf Bundhun

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Raouf Bundhun
அப்துல் ரௌஃப் பந்தம்
Vice President of Mauritius
In office
17 February 2002 – 24 August 2007
President Karl Offmann
Anerood Jugnauth
Preceded by Angidi Chettiar
Succeeded by Angidi Chettiar

Abdool Raouf Bundhun (born 1937) was Vice President of Mauritius from 2002 to 2007. He was elected by National Assembly of Mauritius on 25 February 2002 for a term of five years. Prior to assuming office he had been Mauritius' ambassador to France. He has also been the member of National Assembly of Mauritius for two terms; from 1967 to 1976 and 1995 to 2000. From 1969 to 1975 he had been the Minister for youth and sports. In 1976 he became the minister of energy of Mauritius. He has chaired the Development works corporation. The Indian government honoured him with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award.[1] In 1866 his grandfather Bundhun and grandmother Rajbasiya came to Mauritius and settled there. They were originally from Ghazipur in India. His first profession was that of a civil servant but he resigned to join politics.[2] He received his education in Paris, London and Mauritius. He had been the municipal councilor of Port-Lous and mayor of Quatre-Bornes, served Assembly of French-Speaking Parliamentarians as the member of its executive committee from 1971 to 1976. He headed the mauritian delegation which participated in Commonwealth Parliamentary Association General Assembly of India in 1975 and member of the delegation which participated in Summit of the Organisation of Africa Unity in 1976.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directos-NYLIM JACOB BALLAS". Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Sheela, Bhatt (10 March 2006). "'We have set an example for India'". Rediff. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Buglow, Yousuf (26 October 2012). "Raouf Bundhun : “The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is open to all, regardless of religions and backgrounds”". Defimedia. Le Defi Media Group. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
Political offices


Preceded by
Angidi Chettiar
Vice President of Mauritius
2002–2007
Succeeded by
Angidi Chettiar