President of the Indian Heritage Association Keith Compton says the passing of the association’s vice president Rupert Gajadhar came as a “shock”.
Reflecting on Gajadhar’s stint with the association, Compton said they have been working really hard as of late for the association’s upcoming event on August 10.
“Psychologically it has a strong effect, we certainly will miss him. He was a great person and my sympathy goes out to his family,” Compton empathised.
The association’s president said it was an absolute pleasure working with Gajadhar.
“I am happy that I was able to help him live one of his dreams, to be able to portray his forefathers,” Compton explained.
The deceased’s son, Sanjay Gajadhar told St Lucia News Online (SNO) today, August, 5 that the entire family circle is saddened by his passing. Sanjay said his father suffered from a minor heart problem.
Gajadhar was taken to the hospital by his wife this weekend. He never returned home. He died on Saturday, August, 2, about 1:00a.m at the Tapion Hospital. He was 68.
Gajadhar was a former chairman of the St. Lucia Banana Growers Association.