Rashid Beebeejaun

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The Honourable
Ahmed Rashid Beebeejaun

GCSK
Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius
In office
7 July 2005 – 2010
President Anerood Jugnauth
Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam
Vice President Angidi Chettiar
Raouf Bundhun
Preceded by Pravind Jugnauth
Minister of Renewable Energy and Public Utilities
In office
3 October 2008 – 2010
President Anerood Jugnauth
Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam
Vice President Angidi Chettiar
Preceded by Abu Kasenally
Personal details
Born (1935-12-22) 22 December 1935 (age 81)
Rivière du Rempart, British Mauritius
Political party Mauritian Labor Party
Spouse(s) (Bibi) Khatijan Rawat
Children Saleem Beebeejaun
Raishma D’Souza
Haroon Beebeejaun
Profession Child Health Consultant (1971-1993)[1]
Religion Islam
Website [1]

Ahmed Rashid Beebeejaun, GCSK[2] (born on 22 December 1935) is a former Deputy Prime Minister[3] and Minister of Public Utilities of Mauritius and he has been in office since 2008. He is the Deputy leader of the Mauritian Labor Party since 2004 and is the first person to hold office of Prime Minister in the Mauritius line of Succession. Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam appointed Beebeejaun on 7 July 2005 as deputy prime minister after winning the 2005 general elections. He was born in Riviere du Rempart and was a doctor and practitioner in Mauritius before entering politics. In 2007 he was elevated to the rank of Grand Commander of the Star And Key of Indian Ocean[4] by the President of the country Sir Anerood Jugnauth.

Ahmed Rashid Beebeejaun graduated in medicine from the University of Birmingham.[5]

Beebeejaun was awarded an honorary DUniv by Birmingham University in 2011.[6]

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