The legal fraternity is in mourning as former president of the Criminal Bar Association Chaitram Sinanan died, following a brief illness.
Relatives said he went to work on Monday and complained of feeling unwell.
He was taken to the Couva Health Centre and then transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital where he later died.
In a statement, the Assembly of Southern Lawyers said, “It is with sorrow that we must inform you that Chaitram Sinanan departed this life today 4th June, 2019. The Assembly of Southern Lawyers extends condolences to the family.”
Sinanan, 52 of Freeport was a criminal practitioner in San Fernando who did many pro bono cases.
He previously held the positions of chairman of the Environmental Commission and Chairman of the Legal Aid and Advisory Authority.
In February, Sinanan collapsed in the San Fernando High Court and had to be taken to the San Fernando General Hospital.
- by Radhica De Silva