Cassam Moollan

Sir Cassam Ismael Moollan, QC (26 February 1927 – 15 November 2010) was the Acting Governor-General of Mauritius from 15 December 1985 until 17 January 1986.[1] As chief justice of Mauritius at the time, he assumed the position immediately after the death of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam until a successor could be appointed. He was knighted in 1982.

Sir Cassam Moollan, QC
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Governor-General of Mauritius
In office
15 December 1985 – 17 January 1986
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterAnerood Jugnauth
Preceded bySeewoosagur Ramgoolam
Succeeded byVeerasamy Ringadoo
Chief Justice of Mauritius
In office
Personal details
Born26 February 1927
Port Louis, Mauritius
Died15 November 2010 (aged 83)
Spouse(s)Lady Rassoul Moollan
Alma materLondon School of Economics

Early lifeEdit

He was educated at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and earned his LLB in 1950. He was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn the following year. Returning to Mauritius, he practised as a lawyer from 1951 to 1955. He was a Magistrate (1955–58), Crown Counsel (1958–64), and Senior Crown Counsel (1964–66). He was elevated to Solicitor General in 1966. In 1969, a year before his appointment as Puisne Judge, the Supreme Court, he was made Queen's Counsel (QC). He became Senior Puisne Judge in 1978, editor of the Mauritius Law Report from 1982 to 1984. He became Chief Justice in 1982, a position he held until his retirement in 1988.[citation needed]

He was knighted by the Queen in 1982 and awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur from France in 1986.[2]


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Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
as Governor-General
Governor-General of Mauritius

Succeeded by
Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo
as Governor-General