Sister of Opposition Leader Jagdeo found dead at his home

Sister of Opposition Leader Jagdeo found dead at his home

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Demerara Waves-  March 13, 2016

A sister of Guyana’s Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo was found dead at their Goedverwagting (Prado Ville 2), East Coast Demerara home.  Jagdeo confirmed that the body of his 57-year old sister, Oma, was found by his niece and nephew in the house. “She was the one living with me.”

“It”s with deep sadness, I announce the death of my sister Shanta. She was the epitome of a sister, she was a mother, my confidant and friend. She took care of me all my life and I will miss her dearly,” Jagdeo later said in a Facebook post.  

He said she was his sibling who had lived with him at State House and at his private residence while he was Head of State and now Opposition Leader.

When he spoke with Demerara Waves Online News at about 3 PM, he said his sister’s death caused him to cut short meetings at Wakenaam and Leguan.

Her passing comes at time when Jagdeo is spearheading his People’s Progressive Party Civic’s campaign for next Friday’s Local Government Elections.

The former President could not say immediately whether she died from natural causes or foul play. “I don’t know what it is. I doubt it (foul play),” he said.

Police also confirmed the passing of Oma Jagdeo at the former Guyanese leader’s upscale seaside property


Gov’t sends condolences to Jagdeo on sister’s passing

Posted by Demerars Waves –  March 14, 2016

The Government of Guyana has expressed “deep condolences” to Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo on the passing of his sister Oma Jagdeo.

The 57-year-old woman was found dead in Jagdeo’s Prado Ville 2 mansion on Sunday and police sources have suspected the woman died as a result of a heart attack.

The government in a release stated “The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana expresses deep condolences to Leader of the Opposition, the Honourable Bharrat Jagdeo, his relatives and the People’s Progressive Party on the sad passing of his beloved sister Oma ‘Shanta’ Jagdeo.”

The Government said it salutes Ms. Jagdeo for her unflagging love for her brother to whom she was not only an older sibling but to whom she was also like a second mother.

“The loss of a sibling, particularly, a sibling to whom one is particularly close as Mr. Jagdeo was to Ms. Jagdeo, leaves a void which can hardly be filled. The nation stands in solidarity with and holds Mr. Jagdeo up in prayer, in this, his time of grief,” the statement noted.

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  • De castro  On March 14, 2016 at 1:48 pm


  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On March 16, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Karma? Meaning?

  • Gigi  On March 17, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Death is karma? Is that why selfish people are afraid of dying?

  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On March 17, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    My deepest condolences to Mr. Jagdeo on the huge loss of his sibling, who, as he said: “was the epitome of a sister, she was a mother, my confidant and friend. She took care of me all my life and I will miss her dearly”.
    May her Atman reach or be well on its way to Mukti (Sanskrit: मुक्ति) or Moksha (मोक्ष) Salvation/union with Brahman – freedom from Samsara, the cycle of birth and rebirth).

  • Thinker  On March 18, 2016 at 4:39 am

    I too offer condolences to Mr. Jagdeo. Loss of family is always painful.

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