A man who dedicated his life to the service of others, this is how the People’s National Movement describes founding member Kamaluddin Mohammed following his death on Tuesday evening.
Mr. Mohammed was the last among the first Cabinet members of Trinidad and Tobago 1956 to pass away.
He also served as Member of Parliament for the Barataria Constituency in several Ministerial Portfolios and as acting Prime Minister.
The former PNM stalwart has served Trinidad and Tobago with distinction alongside Prime Ministers Dr. Eric Williams and George Chambers.
A media statement from the PNM explained that Mr Mohammed successfully led both Local Government and Central Government portfolios.
It added that Mr. Mohammed will remain a mentor to many young members of the PNM and he has also earned the wide ranging respect of many persons involved in politics.
Meanwhile, Opposition leader, Kamla Persad Bissessar, described Mr Mohammed as a great patriot, and cultural icon who personified service.
On her Facebook page today the former Prime Minister in sending condolences to Mr Mohammed’s family said he was someone who met kings and commoners and mingled with the world’s most powerful men and women.
She added that at home Mr Mohammed helped define our society and helped shape national institutions.
However, the former Prime Minister noted that Mr Mohammed always remained a simple, humble man who lived in the community that nurtured him and spent much of his time in retirement attending to family matters and community service.