Funeral of Opposition Leader’s sister to be held tomorrow


The funeral of Ms. Ooma ‘Shanta’ Jagdeo; sister of Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, will be held tomorrow at her Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara residence.

INews was informed that there will be a funeral service at 10:00h at Jagdeo’s home before moving to the Good Hope Crematorium for cremation at 13:00h.

The wake for Ms. Jagdeo also continues tonight at her residence.

CHILDHOOD DAYS: Bharrat Jagdeo and his sister Shanta during their childhood days
CHILDHOOD DAYS: Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo and his sister, Shanta during their childhood days

Ms. Jagdeo, who died unexpectedly on Sunday, was the older sister of former President Jagdeo, with whom he shared a close relationship.  She was 57 years old.

Dr. Jagdeo wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday: “It’s with deep sadness I announce the death of my sister Shanta (Ooma). She was the epitome of a sister, she was a mother, my confidante and friend. She took care of me all my life, and I will miss her dearly.”

Since the passing of Ms. Jagdeo, scores of persons, including President David Granger, Members of Parliament and other officials have extended their condolences to the Jagdeo family.


  1. Our Sympathy go out to you,Dr.Bharrat Jagdeo and to the rest of the Family.May her Soul rest in peace.


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