Narsi Raniga

Narsi Raniga (born 1942) is a Fiji Indian who has held senior civil service posts in Fiji and has also been a member of the House of Representatives of Fiji.

Narsi Raniga
Member of House of Representatives (Fiji)
South Central National Constituency
In office
1987–1987
Preceded byRamanlal Kapadia
Personal details
Born1942
Ba, Fiji
Died24 July 2017
Fiji
Political partyAlliance Party
Spouse(s)Pushpa Raniga
ProfessionCivil Servant

He was born in Ba and completed the Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland. After a brief period as a teacher, he did postgraduate courses at the University of Auckland and Cambridge University. On his return to Fiji, he joined the civil service and held numerous government posts, including overseas service in the diplomatic corps and head of various government departments.

In 1987 he resigned from the civil service to contest the South Central National Constituency for the Alliance Party. He won the seat with a comfortable margin, but his party lost the election and he sat on the opposition bench for a month when the military coup of 1987 prematurely ended his political career.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Howard, Michael (1991). Fiji: Race and politics in an island state. Vancouver: UBC Press. pp. 377–378. ISBN 0-7748-0368-1.