Sunday, December 13, 2009

Burty David Dies at 63

While attending a function in his riding this afternoon. I met him for the first time in the early 1970s when he used to come down to our house in Beau-Bassin after my dad took him under his protective wing. He would drop by several times a week and sometimes several times a day in those days. I didn't see him that often after June 1982. But we did meet a few times after 1998. The last time I saw him was on July 23rd 2008 during an official ceremony honouring SKJ as pictured above. My heartfelt sympathy to his family.

The economist with a household name also passed away today. Indeed Samuelson is dead at 94. Read the NYT article.

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