Vasant Bunwaree


1947 –


Who is Vasant Bunwaree?

Vasant Kumar Bunwaree MP is the Minister of Education of Mauritius, having taken office since 13 September 2008 as minister in the Cabinet of Navin Ramgoolam. He has previously held the office of Minister of Finance from November 1996 to September 2000 and also Minister of Labour from 2005 to 2008.

After completing his secondary education at the Royal College Port Louis, he took charge as Principal of a private secondary institution in Rivière du Rempart, and taught at the same institution for two years. He trained as a doctor at the University of Bordeaux II, FRANCE and was appointed "Docteur en Medicine" in 1977. He later specialised and obtained the "Certificat d'Edudes spéciales en maladies cardiovasculaires" in 1981. He also hold diplomas in Tropical Medicine as well as Human Cytogenetics. In 1982 he joined government service as the first Specialist Cardiology of the Ministry of Health and was posted to Victoria Hospital, Mauritius. As Cardiologist, Dr. Bunwaree was responsible for the setting up of a full-fledged ICU and Diagnostic Cardiac Unit at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam National Hospital in view of starting permanent cardiac surgery centre in Mauritius.

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Apr 7, 1947
Rivière du Rempart District
Also known as
  • Dr. Vasant Bunwaree
  • Hinduism

on July 23, 2013


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