VR Nathan: Community Servant Extraordinary

VR Nathan: Community Servant Extraordinary

Bala Baskaran

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789814379847

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In conveying his condolences to VR Nathan's wife, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that "as chairman of Hindu Endowments Board, VR Nathan had served the Indian community with distinction and unwavering commitment". Lee also said that VR "had done much for inter-religious harmony in Singapore". Soon after, Zainul Abidin Rasheed, then Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said in Parliament that he was "very amazed" when he saw at VR's funeral leaders of different faiths paying their last respects and offering prayers. That perhaps is the ultimate tribute any Singaporean of faith could hope for. This is the story of what made an unemployed immigrant from India with little education transform into an ideal Singaporean - successful in his career, yet caring for fellow citizens.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :127 x 182
Weight in grams: 202
Author Biography:Bala Baskaran is an independent writer whose current research projects include the Tamil Press in Singapore and Malaya (1875–1941) and the history of Indians in Singapore and Malaya.
Binding: Paperback
Keywords: Biography / General
Page count: 136
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20120130

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