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Madame Nandan laid to rest in New York

The funeral of Madame Zarine Nandan, wife of one of Fiji’s most prominent international diplomats, was held in New York last week. Madame Nandan was married to Ambassador Satya Nandan CF, CBE. Madame Zarine Nandan was greatly admired for her bright wit and generous assistance to others.  She was particularly active in the promotion of women’s interests […]

Peni Shute

January 24, 2016 10:30 am

The funeral of Madame Zarine Nandan, wife of one of Fiji’s most prominent international diplomats, was held in New York last week.

Madame Nandan was married to Ambassador Satya Nandan CF, CBE.

Madame Zarine Nandan was greatly admired for her bright wit and generous assistance to others.  She was particularly active in the promotion of women’s interests and the value of literature.

In recent years, the Nandans had been living in retirement at their Manhattan home close to the United Nations.

Ambassador Nandan’s son Siri Kumar, his family and the staff of the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations attended the funeral.

The funeral was attended by a large gathering of the women’s groups of which Madame Nandan was an active member, together with diplomats including Ambassador and Mrs Thomson of the Permanent Mission of Fiji and Mr and Mrs Michael Lodge of the International Seabed Authority.

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