Monday, December 30, 2013

Goodbye to chutney star Rajin Dhanraj

The report below was reproduced unedited from CNews in Trinidad

Chutney star Rajin Dhanraj was laid to rest on Sunday after a music-filled funeral service.
Rajin's family, friends and colleagues in the chutney fraternity gathered at his home in Esmeralda, Cunupia, to bid him farewell.

But the service was not all tears as Rajin got a musical send off with chutney songs, tassa and East Indian dancing.

Saying goodbye to the one you love is never easy but for the family and friends of rajin and members of the chutney fraternity they were comforted in the memories they all shared with him.

Although Rajin was just 25 years when he died after suffering from hypoxic brain injury, his achievements at such a young age will never be forgotten.

At the start of the service, musical trucks played Rajin's popular song, 'Go Nah,’ but hearing his voice was too much to bear for some of his family members as they broke down in tears.

The grief for Rajin's mother was too much for her.

Attending the funeral service was head of the chutney foundation Dr. Vijay Ramlal-Rai, Jairam Seemungal also known as Rikki Jai, Brian Mohan, Vikash Sahadeo, Boodram Holass and George Singh, CEO of Southex.

Also in attendance was Minister of Community Development, Winston 'Gypsy' Peters.

The service was filled with entertainment which included: chutney songs, tassa and East Indian dance items.

But even the entertainment could not stop the tears of family members, all that remains for them to hold on to are pictures of him, his music and the memories.

Rajin first burst onto the musical scene in 2008 when he won the Synergy TV Chutney Star competition with his hit song Go Nah.

He also placed 2nd in the Chutney Soca Monarch Competition and earlier this year he performed on both the UNC and ILP political platforms.


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