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Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts joins with the national community in mourning the passing of Anand Yankarran - cultural ambassador and chutney pioneer.

“As I extend my condolences to his family, fellow artistes and all persons who enjoyed his music, I want to honour his contribution to our cultural landscape. Mr Yankarran’s music reflects the depths of our local culture.

In addition to his golden voice, Mr Yankarran was a musician whose songs promoted the preservation of our nation’s East Indian heritage through instruments like the dholak, harmonium and tabla. He helped to take Chutney music across ethnicities and across our national borders. We will forever remember his voice and the authenticity he brought to the industry.”

The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts recognises the immeasurable contribution that Anand Yankarran has made to the culture and heritage of Trinidad and Tobago.