Prof Soodursun Jugessur


We have learnt of the sad demise of Prof Soodursun Jugessur, aged 82, who had a distinguished career locally and regionally. He was born in Bon Accueil, Flacq. He did his studies at the University of Madras, and returned to Mauritius with an MSc in Physics. After a brief stint at the Royal College Curepipe, he proceeded to Canada where he obtained a DSc (Doctorate) in electronic engineering and quantum electronics.

After lecturing at the University of Mauritius for a few years, he left to serve at the United Nations in Africa in the field of Science & Technology.

Upon returning to Mauritius, he continued with his academic career and authored several scientific publications. He subsequently became Chairman of the Council of the University of Mauritius as well as of the Mauritius Research Council, positions which he occupied for several years and earned the respect of his peers.

Soodursun Jugessur was a quiet person imbued with great humility, a sought-after speaker at various forums and very interested in the welfare of humanity, an advocate of peace, righteousness and harmonious living. He believed that the family was the starting point for inculcating sound values in children who would then become balanced adults serving society. To this end he sent up an NGO, ‘Sukhi Parivaar’ (Happy Family) which had many dedicated members who took the message around the country and encouraged families to participate actively in the various programmes.

He was a respected figure of the Arya Sabha Mauritius and often contributed articles in its publication Aryodaye. He was a regular reader of the Mauritius Times and on a few occasions contributed articles to the paper.

His cremation was held on Wednesday last at the Phoenix cemetery. Mauritius Times offers its deepest condolences to his bereaved family.

Mauritius Times ePaper Friday 16 December 2022

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