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Bhadase Maraj

Politician

Bhadase Sagan Maraj (भडासे सगन महाराज; 1920–1971) was a Trinidad and Tobago politician, religious leader and businessman. He founded the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha in 1952, which grew into the major Hindu organisation in Trinidad and Tobago. Born Bhadase Sagan Maraj in the tiny village of Caroni, the young Hindu's first ambition was to take his family out of the poverty, deprivation and degradation that had been their lot ever since his father stepped off an indentured labourers' boat. The elder Sagan was a six footer. He was strong, handsome and fearless. It was from him that Bhadase inherited his strong physical characteristics. Sagan senior was a devout Hindu, even fanatical. Bhadase developed his over-riding ambition to improve the lot of the Hindus from him. But before he could help the Hindus, Bhadase himself had to be strong enough and was a violent man who used violent methods to achieve his wealth and his place in the society. As he would say: "A weak man is a liability in a fight." Bhadase started off to his first million dollars by digging sand for construction purposes in the Caroni River. It was quite a thing to see this strapping young six-footer with a long bamboo  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1920
Profession
Politician

Death

Date of death
1971

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