Kailash Purryag

President of Mauritius

Rajkeswur Purryag, GCSK (born 12 December 1947), also known as Kailash Purryag, GCSK, GOSK is a Mauritian politician. He was President of Mauritius from 2012 to May 2015.[1][2]

Kailash Purryag

Kailash Purryag September 2014.jpg
5th President of Mauritius
In office
21 July 2012 – 29 May 2015
Prime Minister
Vice PresidentMonique Ohsan Bellepeau
Preceded byMonique Ohsan Bellepeau (Acting)
Succeeded byMonique Ohsan Bellepeau (Acting)
Speaker of the National Assembly
In office
12 July 2005 – 20 July 2012
Preceded byPrem Ramnah
Succeeded byRazack Peeroo
7th Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius
In office
22 December 1997 – 17 September 2000
Prime MinisterNavin Ramgoolam
Preceded byPaul Berenger
Succeeded byPaul Berenger
Personal details
Rajkeswur Purryag

(1947-12-12) 12 December 1947 (age 74)
Camp Fouquereaux, British Mauritius
Political partyLabour Party
Spouse(s)Aneetah Purryag
ProfessionLaw attorney


  1. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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