Yesterday, hundreds of friends, family, and public figures came to pay their last respects to this great clerk of the Mauritian state at the Moura Funerarium Complex in Petite Riviere. Sir Bhinod Bacha was hit by a vehicle as he left a parking area in Quatre-Bornes on Saturday afternoon, while on foot. He was rushed to the intensive care unit at Victoria Hospital. He was pronounced dead at around 7 p.m.
Pravind Jugnauth: “He leaves behind the memory of a fine intellectual with an unrivalled attention to detail”.
Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth chose to pay tribute to his advisor on his Facebook page. “Saddened by the sudden and tragic passing of Sir Bhinod Bacha. He leaves behind the memory of a fine intellectual with an unrivalled attention to detail. I extend my deepest sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues,” he said.
Xavier Luc Duval: “saddened…he was a friend of Sir Gaëtan Duval”.
“It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of Sir Bhinod Bacha”, says the leader of the opposition and the PMSD after the announcement of the death of the Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office. “Sir Bhinod Bacha, a highly cultured civil servant, he was a friend of Sir Gaëtan Duval. He was respected for his intelligence and was very open-minded. I offer my sincere condolences to his family, loved ones and all those saddened by his death”, wrote Opposition leader Xavier-Luc Duval on his Facebook page…
Nando Bodha: “ he was very dedicated to his work and always strived for excellence “.
“We have lost a great public servant, surely the last of his calibre and generation, a pure establishmentarian. He had a rare talent for writing speeches and preparing answers to parliamentary questions.
“It was he who recruited me as Press Attaché from Radio Télévision Nationale, and I worked with him for 10 years in the Prime Minister’s Office. He went through some very difficult times, but he rose to the occasion with courage, because he was very dedicated to his work and always strived for excellence”, he explains.
He adds: “As Consul of Rwanda, he worked to lay the foundations for a great collaboration with Mauritius, and we worked together to revive tourism in this country. After that, we crossed paths a lot, and we had the opportunity to make progress on a number of issues. He always said that you had to be at the service of the country. I bumped into him this Wednesday on my way out of Parliament, and I had no idea it was for the last time. I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the Bacha family at this tragic time.