Obituary: Anil Gujadhur

By Editor – Mauritius Times

It is with great sadness that we have learnt about the passing of Anil Gujadhur after a short illness, at the age of 71. He graduated as an economist from New Delhi, and came back to the country in the late 1960s, joining the Bank of Mauritius (BoM) where he rose to become its Managing Director, and later First Deputy Governor till his retirement.

Anil was a dedicated central banker, unflinching when it came to applying the highest standards in the pursuit of his duties as regulator both at the level of the BoM and later as Chairman of the Financial Services Commission. His sense of probity was such that he would not under any circumstances depart from the oath of loyalty and confidentiality which he imposed upon himself to preserve and defend the integrity of the financial sector. This was in keeping with the best traditions of a class of public officers during the post-Independence years who have marked the history of their institutions – and the country – quietly and in their own humble manner, away from the glare of publicity.

He was a distinguished contributor to the Mauritius Times for several years, and he wrote on a number of topics that covered social, political and cultural issues. But given his specialty, his mainstay was the economy, finance, and monetary policy. We’ll miss his valuable inputs which were very well appreciated.

His funeral will be held today.

We offer our sincere and deep condolences to his bereaved family, and the best homage we can pay to him is our greatest gratitude for his unflinching support to the newspaper for so many memorable years, and for the sincere friendship that bound us.

 


* Published in print edition on 29 June 2018

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