T&T's beloved historian and author, Angelo Bissessarsingh passed away this week at his home in Brook Gardens, Siparia from pancreatic cancer. A Hummingbird Gold Medalist in 2016, Mr. Bissessarsingh will be remembered for his contributions to preserving the country's heritage, though his books Walking with the Ancestors—The Historic Cemeteries of Trinidad, Snapshots of the History of Trinidad and Tobago, Virtual Glimpses into the Past; and Pancho’s Dilemma. He also founded the Virtual Museum of T&T. A release from the Prime Minister' s Office , stated "Angelo will be remembered as a man driven by his passion to explore and share the rich history of Trinidad and Tobago and for his national service he was awarded the Hummingbird Medal Gold in 2016. His work as a cultural archivist and author shows us that the task of preserving our country’s history is not the work of academics and formal institutions”
“He has proven that people with curious minds and a love for knowledge can be some of our most shining examples of citizenship.”
Source: Trinidad Guardian
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