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UNC councilor for Debe West Purushottam Singh, who died on Saturday.

United National Congress Debe South councillor Purushottam Singh has died.

Singh served in the Penal Debe Regional Corporation and was heavily involved in the Indian culture.

He passed away around 7.30 am yesterday (Sunday) at his Gopee Trace, Penal home.

Extending condolences to Singh’s family on Facebook, George Singh said, “The Chutney Soca Monarch and Southex family has been plunged into sadness this morning on learning of the passing of Purushotham Singh.

Known affectionately as ‘Puru’ by some and ‘Boyo’ by others, he has been our stage manager at our shows for the last 26 years.

He was there from the beginning, and gave of himself and his expertise at times unselfishly, always putting Chutney Soca Monarch first,” he said.

Barackpore West councillor Nicholas Kanhai said Singh was a jack of many trades and amidst it all, he was kind, caring, and compassionate.

In a Facebook post, he stated, “Up to the very end, he was an ardent advocate for better living circumstances for the people of our great nation.”

He said only last Wednesday they held a candlelight procession advocating for women’s safety and justice for Andrea Bharatt.

He said Singh was known throughout the country and the Caribbean for promoting Indian culture and Sanatan Dharma.

“His work at NCIC, Southex, Mastana Bahar, UNC, Temples, etc will be remembered,” he added.

Masala Entertainment also extended its condolences to his family.

“The Chutney Soca Industry is saddened by the news of the passing of this cultural ambassador as many may describe him,” it stated.