Giyannedra Prasad is confirmed dead at the age of last.
Giyannedra was best known as a member and Deputy Speaker of Parliament (1999–2000).
Giyannedra Prasad
Member of House of Representatives (Fiji)
Macuata East Cakaudrove Indian Communal Constituency
In office
1999–2000
Succeeded byRam Sharan
Personal details
DiedJune 2020
New Zealand
Political partyFiji Labour Party
Giyannedra Prasad (died June 2020) was a Fiji Indian politician who won the Macuata East Cakaudrove Indian Communal Constituency, one of the 19 seats reserved for Fiji citizens of Indian origin, for the Fiji Labour Party during the 1999 elections for the House of Representatives.
After the election he was elected the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.
On 19 May 2000, he was among the 43 members of the People's Coalition Government, led by Mahendra Chaudhry, taken hostage by George Speight and his band of rebel Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) soldiers from the Counter Revolutionary Warfare Unit. He was released on 13 July 2000 after 56 days of captivity.
Prasad died in early June 2020 in New Zealand.
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