From lowly beginnings as the son of poor Hindu parents, Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (1900–1985) became the “Father of the Nation”. His ideas were shaped by the Fabians and Indian patriots, including Gandhi, during medical training in London and on his return to Mauritius in 1935 he became leader of the newly-formed socialist Mauritius Labour Party (MLP). In 1968 they went on to gain independence. The island’s first prime minister, he promoted tolerance among races and religions, and championed the causes of the underclass. Several civic buildings bear his name and his picture is often seen in Mauritian homes. His son, Navin Ramgloolam, has been prime minister of Mauritius since 2005.

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