Intro Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius
Birth 22 December 1935
Age: 84 years
Star sign Capricorn
Politics Labour Party
University of Birmingham
Grand Commander of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean
Ahmed Rashid Beebeejaun, GCSK (born on 22 December 1935) is a former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Utilities of Mauritius and he has been in office since 2008. He is the Deputy leader of the Mauritian Labor Party since 2004 and is the first person to hold office of Prime Minister in the Mauritius line of Succession. Navin Ramgoolam Navinchandra Ramgoolam appointed Beebeejaun on 7 July 2005 as deputy prime minister after winning the 2005 general elections. He was born in Riviere du Rempart and was a doctor and practitioner in Mauritius before entering politics. In 2007 he was elevated to the rank of Grand Commander of the Star And Key of Indian Ocean by the President of the country Sir Anerood Jugnauth.
Ahmed Rashid Beebeejaun graduated with a degree in medicine from the University of Birmingham and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.
Beebeejaun was awarded an honorary DUniv by Birmingham University in 2011.