Educationist Jai Narayan passes away

The late Jai Narayan. Picture: SUPPLIED

FORMER educationist and social worker Jai Narayan has passed away.

This was confirmed by his family who stated in a paid advertisement that the 92-year-old passed away peacefully last Sunday, September 23, 2018, at the CWM hospital.

Paying tribute, Fiji’s Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa said Mr Narayan was a pioneer figure in the implementation of the Fiji Education Commission Report 1969.

She said Mr Narayan emerged as a mentor for the teachers and students and made immense contributions towards the teaching and learning processes.

Ro Teimumu said Mr Narayan served as the manager of the former Indian College which was now named after him.

She said he was equally passionate and committed to strict discipline and high moral values, which he never hesitated to inculcate as part of his repertoire of skills for the teaching fraternity as well as students.

“As a caring husband, he provided the much-needed moral support to his late wife Irene Jai Narayan who emerged, with distinction, as the longest serving woman legislator in Fiji,” said Ro Teimumu.

Ro Teimumu has offered her sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Narayan family and she prays that his departed soul rests in peace.

Mr Narayan is survived by his brother – Jay, his sisters – Chandra and Utra, his children – Pradeep, Renu, Hemant and Parvez and his grandchildren – Pranab, Supriya, Pronoy, Nabila, Rani, Zaheer, Jay and great grandchild – Indra.

The condolence gathering is being held at the family residence at 16 Matanitobua St, Suva, and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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