Former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Doodnauth Singh was given a humble farewell today, Monday August 26.
Following a viewing ceremony at his Forshaw Street, Queenstown home, his body was taken to the Ruimzeight Cremation Ground, West Coast Demerara.
The funeral service was attended by various government officials and parliamentarians.
Singh died at the Balwant Singh Hospital on Wednesday, August 21. He was 80 years old. Born on June 16, 1933 he lived at 255 Forshaw Street in Queenstown, Georgetown, and was married with five children.
The legal stalwart was a former Minister of Legal Affairs of Guyana, and also a Member of Parliament from June 16, 2001 to February 1, 2009.
Singh studied in law in England and was called to the Bar there in December 1958. He was admitted to practice in Guyana one month later in January 1959. He served as a private legal practitioner before joining the Attorney General’s Chambers in January 1961.
There, he served as Legal Draftsman and as Legal Counsel to Income Tax and Customs and a Litigation Officer. He also served as Police Legal Adviser and Member of the DPP’s Chambers. In 1969, Singh returned to private practice.
With thriving practices in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Antigua and Dominica, Singh showed his mettle and created a name for himself in the legal fraternity.