Samresan Pillay

Samresan Pillay (born 1941) is a former Fiji Indian soldier and teacher who has also been a member of the House of Representatives of Fiji.

Samresan Pillay
Member of House of Representatives (Fiji)
Tavua/Vaileka Indian Communal Constituency
In office
Succeeded byConstitution abrogated
Personal details
Panang, Ra, Fiji
Political partyNational Federation Party
ProfessionSoldier, Teacher

He was born in Panang, Ra, Fiji and is the son of former National Federation Party parliamentarian and President, Ram Sami Goundar. After working for the Department of Agriculture, he joined the British Army in 1961. He left the army in 1969, returned to Fiji, and completed a Diploma in Education from the University of the South Pacific.

For the 1987 general election, the NFP–Labour Coalition chose him as a candidate for the Tavua/Vaileka Indian Communal Constituency which he won easily,[1] but was a member of Parliament for a month when the military coup of 1987 put a halt to his political career.


  1. ^ Howard, Michael (1991). Fiji: Race and politics in an island state. Vancouver: UBC Press. pp. 383. ISBN 0-7748-0368-1.