Tributes paid to professor Bishnodat Persaud


TRIBUTES were paid last Friday (5) to Prof The Honourable Bishnodat Persaud, a distinguished economist whose psychiatrist son, Dr Raj Per saud, is familiar to readers of Eastern Eye. Prof Persaud – or Vishnu as he was generally known – died in London, aged 82, on July 24 after battling cancer for many months. At the service at Golders Green crematorium, Raj spoke movingly about his father, as did his younger brother and sister, Avinash and Sharda, who both happen to be economists as well. Vishnu’s novelist wife, Lakshmi, to whom he was married for 54 years, spoke too, as…

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