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The Honourable
Kailash Purryag

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5th President of Mauritius
In office
21 July 2012 – 29 May 2015
Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam
Anerood Jugnauth
Vice President Monique Ohsan Bellepeau
Preceded by Monique Ohsan Bellepeau (Acting)
Succeeded by Monique Ohsan Bellepeau (Acting)
Speaker of the National Assembly
In office
12 July 2005 – 20 July 2012
Preceded by Prem Ramnah
Succeeded by Razack Peeroo
Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius
In office
22 December 1997 – 17 September 2000
Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam
Preceded by Paul Berenger
Succeeded by Paul Berenger
Personal details
Rajkeswur Purryag

12 December 1947 (1947-12-12) (age 73)
Camp Fouquereaux, Mauritius
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Aneetah Purryag (1973–present)
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Rajkeswur Purryag, GCSK (born 12 December 1947, also known as Kailash Purryag) GCSK, GOSK is a Mauritian politician who served as President of Mauritius from 2012 to May 2015. He was elected as the fifth President of Mauritius by the National Assembly and took office on 21 July 2012. He succeeded Sir Anerood Jugnauth, who spent nine years as President from 2003 until resigning in March 2012. Kailash Purryag previously served as Member of Parliament, Minister and Speaker of the National Assembly; he made his debut in the political arena at an early age in 1976.

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