Famous Mauritians Internationally Recognised

These Mauritians have made our country famous, in a good way. Let's not waste time and give them their homage. Clap Clap Clap!

Hugh Lennon - Professional hypnotist ( I don't know how this name came in first on the list). Performs mainly in the UK with a dog; hypnodog.

Pandit Sahadeo Rama - activist who worked for the benefit of Mauritians. Feared by the British.

Malcolm de Chazal (12 September 1902 – 1 October 1981) - writer, painter, and visionary.

Joseph Reginald Topize (mostly known as Kaya) - musician and thinker (one of my favourites).

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (1900-1985) - Gave our country independence by overthrowing the British with non-violence.

Father Jacques-Désiré Laval - Priest and Doctor, cured many, help and served the whole of Mauritius.

Jerome Carcasse - Mauritian inventor, Jerome Carcasse, won the gold medal for the best African inventor for 1999 in the junior category. Developed a machine capable of producing electricity from sea waves and wind. The machine is non polluting and does not need any fuel to operate, neither big investment

Jaysen Arumugum - First Mauritian to climb Mount. Everest. Lives in the UK. Jaysen had raised over £10,000  to help women in both the UK and Mauritius.

Dr. Shardha Jogee - Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) which is responsible for science operations of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the future next generation James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Faculty member in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, and the current Undergraduate Advisor for Astronomy.

J. M. G. Le Clézio - Author and professor. Won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2008. Le Clézio works characterized by the Swedish Academy as being "poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy" and for being focused on the environment, especially the desert.

Bruno Julie - won the first-ever Olympic medal for Mauritius in 2008 in Boxing category.  


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