Sarojini Jugnauth

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The Honourable
Lady Jugnauth
First Lady of Mauritius
In office
7 October 2003 – 31 March 2012
Preceded by Marie Rose Danielle Offmann
Succeeded by Aneetah Purryag
Spouse of the Prime Minister of Mauritius
Assumed office
14 December 2014
Preceded by Veena Ramgoolam
In office
12 September 2000 – 7 October 2003
Preceded by Veena Ramgoolam
Succeeded by Arriane Bérenger
In office
30 June 1982 – 15 December 1995
Preceded by Lady Sushil Ramgoolam
Succeeded by Veena Ramgoolam
Personal details
Born Sarojini Ballah
Quatre Bornes, Mauritius
Political party Militant Socialist Movement
Spouse(s) Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Children Pravind Jugnauth
Shalini Jugnauth (now Mrs. Malhotra)
Residence La Caverne, Vacoas
Occupation Teacher, Spouse of Prime Minister, First Lady
Religion Hinduism

Sarojini Jugnauth (née Ballah) is a former teacher and the wife of the 3rd President of Mauritius, Sir Anerood Jugnauth.[1] She is also the Spouse of the Prime Minister of Mauritius while her husband is in office of Prime Minister thrice, once from 1982 to 1995, secondly from 2000 to 2003 and thirdly from 2014 to present.

Personal life[edit]

Sarojini Ballah married Sir Anerood Jugnauth on 18 December 1957, she has two children, Shalini (now Mrs. Malhotra) and Pravind who is the former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Economic Development. She is the grandmother of five grandchildren that is Anusha, Divya, Sonika, Sonali and Sara.


  1. ^ "Mauritius —"., webpage: FL.