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Dr. Brij Lal – Historian Remembered in Memorial Service

Speakers at the memorial service included People’s Alliance Party Leader Sitiveni Rabuka, Professor Vijay Naidu, Sashi Kiran, Jon Apted, Krishna Datt, Richard Naidu, Iva Tora and National Federation Party (NFP) leader Biman Prasad.
31 Dec 2021 13:30
Dr. Brij Lal – Historian Remembered in Memorial Service
The memorial service of former Fijian academic Professor Brij Lal, 69, who died in Australia.

Some 50 people gathered at the Jai Narayan College Hall yesterday for the memorial service of former Fijian academic Professor Brij Lal, 69, who died in Australia.

Mr Lal, who had become an Australian citizen, was a historian and researcher who wrote several books on the Indian Diaspora.

He was from Tabia in Labasa and was married to fellow academic Padma Lal.

 

Mr Lal was Emeritus Professor of Pacific and Asian History at the School of Culture, History and Language at Australia National University.

Speakers at the memorial service included People’s Alliance Party Leader Sitiveni Rabuka, Professor Vijay Naidu, Sashi Kiran, Jon Apted, Krishna Datt, Richard Naidu, Iva Tora and National Federation Party (NFP) leader Biman Prasad.

 

Attendees of the memorial service for the late Professor Brij Lal at Jai Narayan College on Rewa Street in Suva yesterday. Photo: Wati Talebula.

From left-Krishna Dutt, Sitiveni Rabuka, Richard Naidu and Biman Prasad during Late Professor Brij Lal’s memorial gathering at Jai Narayan College in Suva on December, 30, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Mr Rabuka said Mr Lal was a man who had Fiji at heart and he thought of him as one who was brave and committed.

“He loved Fiji so much that he devoted his entire life to the pursuit of knowledge which he turned and committed to writing books, volumes of journals, addresses and lectures.”

 

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