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Ali Baksh
(22 October 1950 - )
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Ali Baksh
Former Cabinet Minister, Guyana

Ali Baksh was a Guyanese politician and former Cabinet Minister.

Early life

Ali Baksh was born in Essequibo, Guyana in 1947.

Career

In 1992, Baksh became the first democratically elected chairman of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).  During his tenure as Regional Chairman, he managed to bring a branch of the Guyana School of Agriculture to Essequibo, establish the Essequibo Technical Institute as well as provide a place for Amerindians whenever they visited the Essequibo Coast.  Baksh was also a Party Supervisor and Member of the Central and Executive Committees for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).  He was also the supervisor of the PPP party office in Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast.

He ended his tenure as Regional Chairman in 2011 when he joined President Donald Ramotar’s Cabinet and became a Member of Parliament.  Baksh served as Minister within the Ministry of Agriculture from December 2011 to May 2015 in Ramotar’s PPP/Civic administration.

Personal life

Baksh was married to wife Leeta Baksh and was the father of four - Latchman Baldeo, Arifa Persaud – IT Manager at the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority; Azeena Baksh-Salconer – Registrar of Deeds; and Shereefa Toolsiram – Project Associate, Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs.

Death

Baksh lost a battle with cancer on 23 November 2017, at his Cotton Field home on the Essequibo Coast, Guyana. He was 70 years old.  His body was laid to rest on 24 November 2017.

Sources

https://newsroom.gy/2017/11/23/former-minister-ali-baksh-dies/

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Occupation Economist, Politician
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Date of Birth 1947
Place of Birth Essequibo, Guyana
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Date of Death 23 November 2017 (aged 70)
Place of Death Essequibo, Guyana
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Notable Accomplishments
Former Cabinet Minister, Guyana: 2011 - 2015
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