59 Facts About Anerood Jugnauth


Anerood Jugnauth served as Prime Minister from 1982 to 1995 and again from 2000 to 2003.

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Anerood Jugnauth was then elected as President of Mauritius and served as such from 2003 to 2012.

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Anerood Jugnauth served four consecutive terms as Prime Minister from 1982 to 1995 and was then voted out of office from 1995 to 2000.

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Anerood Jugnauth is the longest serving prime minister with more than 18 years of tenure thus overtaking Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, who held the office for 14 years.

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Anerood Jugnauth was appointed again as Prime Minister in 2000 and finally as President in 2003.

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Anerood Jugnauth was a cabinet minister during the leadership of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam from 1965 up to 1969.

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Anerood Jugnauth created his own political party called Militant Socialist Movement in 1983 and was once more elected.

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Anerood Jugnauth founded the Militant Socialist Movement party in 1983.

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Anerood Jugnauth was honoured with Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards for his continued support for India's causes and concerns and for strengthening India's relationship with Mauritius.

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Anerood Jugnauth resigned in January 2017 and was succeeded by his son Pravind Jugnauth as Prime Minister.

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Anerood Jugnauth was made Queen's Counsel in 1980 and was made a member of the Privy Council in 1983.

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Anerood Jugnauth was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988 when Mauritius was still one of the Queen's realms and Queen Elizabeth II was Queen of Mauritius.

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Anerood Jugnauth was born in Palma in a Hindu Ahir family and was brought up there.

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Anerood Jugnauth's grandfather had migrated to Mauritius from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the 1870s.

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Anerood Jugnauth had his primary education at Palma Primary School and his secondary education at Regent College.

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Anerood Jugnauth taught for some time at New Eton College and later worked as a clerk in the Poor Law Department for some time before being transferred to the Judicial Department.

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Anerood Jugnauth was elected for the first time to the Legislative Council in Constituency No 14 of Riviere du Rempart at a time when there were 40 Constituencies in the island in October 1963 and was candidate of the Independent Forward Bloc.

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Anerood Jugnauth was then promoted to Minister of Labour in November 1966.

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Anerood Jugnauth took part in the London Constitutional Conference on Mauritius, commonly known as the 1965 Lancaster Conference.

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Anerood Jugnauth resigned from office in April 1967, joined the Civil Service as Magistrate, and did not take part in the August 1967 General Elections.

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Anerood Jugnauth thus served as Leader of the Opposition until the following general elections in 1982.

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Anerood Jugnauth became Prime Minister for the first time, Boodhoo Deputy Prime Minister, and Paul Berenger Minister of Finance.

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Anerood Jugnauth being Prime Minister announced general elections in 1983 again.

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In early April 1983, Anerood Jugnauth formed a new party, the Mouvement Socialiste Militant, which, in May, amalgamated with the PSM led by Harish Boodhoo.

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Anerood Jugnauth's Alliance fought the election with his MSM, Duval's MPSD, and both major factions of the MLP, the one led by Satcam Boolell and the RTM.

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On 6 August 1991, Anerood Jugnauth dissolved the national assembly and announced that a general election would be held on 15 September, nearly a year early.

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Anerood Jugnauth stood as a candidate at the by-election held in constituency No 9 in April 1998 but was defeated.

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Under this arrangement, Anerood Jugnauth would hold the post of prime minister for the first three years and Berenger for the remaining two years.

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Anerood Jugnauth agreed to step down and become president as from 2003.

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Anerood Jugnauth was put into the office of the president on the condition that he would remain president only for 19 months.

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Anerood Jugnauth became president under the transition with the so-called "sudden" resignation of President Offmann.

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Anerood Jugnauth resigned as prime minister on 30 September 2003 at 13:30 and as member of parliament at 15:00, giving his resignation letter to Speaker of the House on the same day.

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Anerood Jugnauth announced his departure in a 20-minute speech given to the members of parliament stating that he was leaving the office to make room for a new prime minister.

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Anerood Jugnauth was sworn into the presidency on 7 October 2003 following the resignation of President Karl Offmann.

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Anerood Jugnauth announced that he had "reached the end of this road".

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Anerood Jugnauth was voted for by both governing members of parliament as well as opposition MPs.

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Anerood Jugnauth was elected to the ceremonial post of President in 2003.

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Anerood Jugnauth mentioned that he did not support government policies, many thought his disagreement stemmed from the fact that the government refused to help his son, accused of corruption, escape from the law.

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Anerood Jugnauth stated that he resigned because of his disagreement with the members of the government.

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Anerood Jugnauth became leader of the alliance with the same conditions.

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Anerood Jugnauth would hold office of Prime Minister for three years before resigning to make way for Berenger.

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Anerood Jugnauth was criticized as he had attended Jugnauth's birthday party and gave a very flattering speech on his political career.

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Anerood Jugnauth's alliance known as "L'Alliance LEPEP" won the 2014 general elections.

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On 12 September 2016, Anerood Jugnauth announced that he would be resigning as Prime Minister very soon due to his advanced age.

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Anerood Jugnauth was the owner of a building company on Mauritius, located at the Sun Trust Building situated at La Rue Edith Cavell, Port Louis.

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Anerood Jugnauth was the patriarch of the Jugnauth family of Mauritius.

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Anerood Jugnauth married Sarojini Ballah on 18 December 1956 and he is the father of two children: Pravind and Shalini Anerood Jugnauth-Malhotra.

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Anerood Jugnauth then served as a Member of Parliament, became Minister of State in 1965 which preceded his appointment as Minister of Labour in 1966 by Seewoosagur Ramgoolam.

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Anerood Jugnauth was the only prime minister to have had a sibling and his son in his own cabinet from 2000 to 2003.

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On 3 June 2021, Anerood Jugnauth died at Clinique Darne in Floreal, Mauritius, aged 91, due to illness.

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Anerood Jugnauth was subjected to various controversies over his 35 years of being on the front bench of Mauritian politics.

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Anerood Jugnauth confirmed that he had reluctantly agreed to the proposal of the Bank of Mauritius to issue such a note.

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Anerood Jugnauth expressed his sincere apologies and assured the population that he shall not commit such a mistake in the future.

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In 2007, Anerood Jugnauth threatened to have Mauritius leave the Commonwealth in protest at the UK's "barbarous" treatment of the people of the Chagos Islands.

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Anerood Jugnauth stated that he might take the United Kingdom to the International Court of Justice over the islanders' plight.

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Mauritius claims the islands as part of its territory, and Anerood Jugnauth claimed his country was forced by the British to accept the Chagossians as a condition of independence.

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Anerood Jugnauth was entitled to use MP post-nominal and prefix, as he was an MP for more than 35 years.

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Anerood Jugnauth was one of the only two Prime Ministers who served under Queen Elizabeth II and the pre-republic regime.

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Anerood Jugnauth has a commemorative golden Mauritian rupee coin issued by the Bank of Mauritius having his portrait on the obverse and a Dodo on the reverse.

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