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‘Weatherman’ Kumar Was A Remarkable Person: Bala

Dubbed the “weatherman”, Fiji Meteorological Service Director, the late Ravind Kumar’s contribution to the Fijian people was praised at his residence in Waqadra, Nadi yesterday. Family, friends and colleagues gathered
22 Nov 2018 11:17
‘Weatherman’ Kumar Was A Remarkable Person: Bala
FijiFirst Party elected member Parveen Bala delivers an eulogy at the late Ravind Kumar's funeral rites in Waqadra, Nadi, on November 21, 2018

Dubbed the “weatherman”, Fiji Meteorological Service Director, the late Ravind Kumar’s contribution to the Fijian people was praised at his residence in Waqadra, Nadi yesterday.

Family, friends and colleagues gathered in numbers to farewell Mr Kumar who served 31 years and was promoted to Director Meteorological in 2015.

Delivering a eulogy at the funeral gathering, FijiFirst elected member Parveen Bala praised Mr Kumar for his contribution and the work he has done over the years for the Fiji Meteorological Service.

Mr Bala said, “I can say today that the nation had lost a very honest, faithful, sincere and hardworking man. I have had the privilege of working with such a remarkable person.”

He said the late Mr Kumar was heavily involved in trying to en- sure the Fiji Meteorological Office grew to greater heights.

Acting Director Fiji Meteorological Viliame Vereivalu said they were deeply shocked and saddened with the untimely passing of Mr Kumar.

Mr Vereivalu said he was hardworking, committed and an inspiration to the staff members.

“He was of exceptional good character with a great personality and showed kindness to anyone he came across.

The late Mr Kumar 53, passed away on Sunday at the Nadi Hospital following a heart attack.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

He was cremated at the Wailoaloa Cemetery in Nadi.
Edited by Losirene Lacanivalu

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