A post-mortem performed on the body of Shanta Jagdeo, the sister of former President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, has confirmed that she died from natural causes. Shanta was found dead on Sunday at her home at Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara.
Ms. Jagdeo had lived at a house in the same compound with her brother’s house in Sparendaam. According to reports, the siblings had shared a closely knitted relationship, and she had even lived at State House with him while he served as President. She had not been married.
While details of the funeral arrangements have not been confirmed, INews understands that wake will be held at Dr Jagdeo’s residence at Sparendaam. Ms. Jagdeo, 57, was described by her brother as a “second mother”.
He wrote on his Facebook page 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 confidant and friend. She took care of me all my life, and I will miss her dearly.”
Meanwhile, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has expressed its deepest condolences to the family of Ms. Shanta Jagdeo on the sad occasion of her passing.
The party, in a statement today, noted that she was the elder sister of Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo, the former President of Guyana.
The party noted that specific condolences were conveyed to Dr. Jagdeo by the Party’s General Secretary on behalf of the Central Committee and the entire Membership of the PPP.