Sir Binod Bacha died after a serious accident not far from his home, on the road to Quatre Bornes. Binod Bacha, an advisor in the Prime Minister’s office, was seriously injured in the accident. The 51-year-old driver from Sodnac gave his statement. Sir Binod Bacha was rushed to Victoria Hospital, Candos for first aid.
A very close associate of former Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam, whom he served as Senior Adviser from May 2009 to December 2014, Sir Bhinod Bacha brought his experience as an administrator to the Office of Prime Minister Pravind Jugbauth, especially when it came to parliamentary responses.
Sir Bhinod Bacha, CMG, has had a long and distinguished career in the civil service. In fact, he joined the civil service in 1968, working mainly in the Prime Minister’s Office during the terms of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam. During this time, Sir Bhinod rubbed shoulders with and worked alongside the country’s great tribunes: Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Sir Gaëtan Duval, Sir Satcam Boolell, Sir Raman Osman and Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo, among others. In 12 years, he became Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam’s principal private adviser. In 1981, he was promoted to Secretary of Defense before moving on to become Head of the Civil Service.” He was knighted in December 1991 during Queen Elizabeth II’s 1992 New Year Honors, becoming one of the last Mauritians to receive a British distinction, since a few months later Mauritius became a republic in March 1992.
In 1981, he was promoted to Head of the Civil Service and served on the boards of several parastatal organizations.
Sir Bhinod Bacha was Sir Anerood Jugnauth’s closest collaborator during the thirteen years of his first term as Prime Minister. And during this period, he was the linchpin of great moments in our history, such as the Pope’s visit in 1989 and the Francophonie Summit in 1993. After the 2010 general election, he was appointed advisor to the Ministry of Land and Housing but resigned after the 2014 general election.
Sir Bhinod Bacha makes his return to the Treasury Building, less than two weeks after Pravind Jugnauth took office as Prime Minister in 2017. The former head of the Civil Service signed his Senior Adviser contract at the Prime Minister’s Office on Friday February 3.
One of the bad episodes in his life occurred in 1994. Following the fire at his Quatre Bornes home on June 6, 1994, in which his wife Kathleen and son Lamesh died, Sir Bhinod Bacha and his partner Joyce Castellano were imprisoned and charged with murder. However, they were both acquitted in 1996.