Angelo Bissessarsingh

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Angelo Bissessarsingh
Born(1982-09-29)September 29, 1982
DiedFebruary 2, 2017(2017-02-02) (aged 34)
Siparia, Trinidad and Tobago
CitizenshipTrinidad and Tobago
Alma materUniversity of the West Indies
OccupationHistorian
Years active2006 – 2017
AwardsHummingbird Medal (Gold)

Angelo Bissessarsingh (September 1982 – February 2, 2017) was an historian and author from Trinidad and Tobago. His written works include A Walk Back in Time: Snapshots of the History of Trinidad and Tobago. He wrote a column entitled "Back in Time" for the Trinidad Guardian.[2] He was also the curator of the Virtual Museum of Trinidad and Tobago,[3] a Facebook group that remains very active with nearly 14,000 members (as of late 2018) and is currently managed by Patricia Bissessar.

Bissessarsingh was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 and initially given six months to live.[4] He died on 2 February 2017 at his home in Siparia, aged 34.[5]

Awards[edit]

Bissessarsingh was awarded the Hummingbird Medal (Gold) for his service in the field of education and history.[4][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Angelo Bissessarsingh: back in times - Caribbean Beat Magazine". Caribbean Beat Magazine. 2016-03-01. Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  2. ^ Biography at NGC Bocas Lit Fest.
  3. ^ "Museum to replace Angelo's home". The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper. Archived from the original on 2017-10-16. Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  4. ^ a b "Angelo Bissessarsingh has died", CNC2, 2 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Angelo Bissessarsingh has died". Daily Express. Trinidad and Tobago. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  6. ^ Kim Boodram, "32 to receive national awards", Daily Express (Trinidad and Tobago), 30 August 2016.

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