– a perfect example of humility, honesty, and kindness
The funeral service, which was conducted at the Merriman Mall in Queenstown, Georgetown, was attended by President Donald Ramotar and First Lady Deolatchmee Ramotar, as well as other Government officials and Opposition Leader David Granger.
Mr. Ramotar said: “Naeem lived a short life, but he has had a very high quality life, and that is the important thing.” The Head of State noted that Nasir returned to Guyana and built a very successful business, and in the process created employment for many.
President Ramotar also spoke about Nasir’s humanitarian efforts, stating: “He was extremely generous with giving to the poor and giving to charitable causes…he was very, very generous in that way. I know that he was working on many projects, both business and charitable types of projects.” President Ramotar said he felt personally grieved at the loss of Nasir, as he had known him personally and had had opportunity of working with him on many occasions.
“I take the opportunity to extend my deepest sympathy to his wife and children, sisters and brothers, and other relatives and friends, on my own behalf and (on) behalf of the PPP (People’s Progressive Party), and on behalf of the Government and the people of Guyana.”
Opposition Leader Granger said the country, as a whole, has lost a very outstanding citizen. “It’s a great loss; it’s definitely a great loss to the city. I grew up here in Queenstown, not far from where he opened his business. He was a very innovative businessman, and he introduced a new style of baking, I would think, to Georgetown and to Guyana,” Granger remarked.