It was with great sadness that we learned on Saturday 28th December 2019 that Prof Dr S.A.Baligadoo passed away in a Paris hospital following a long illness. For the people who have known him all his life, it is a great loss.
In June 2016 he was elected Chairman of The Rotary Club of the Hesdin region and his list of objectives read like a progressive and humanist manifesto. He was also made Honorary Citizen of Hesdin where he practised and he was buried there on Friday 4th January 2020 with all the honours.
I only hope that there are people who would be inspired by his life and that they would go on to serve humanity as he had done during his lifetime, whether in Mauritius or in France. I consider myself very privileged to have been one of his closest friends and to have benefited from his kindness and expertise. BUT THE BIGGEST TRAGEDY IS WHAT WAS MAURITIUS’ LOSS BECAME FRANCE’S GAIN. Anyone cares?