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Kamaluddin Mohammed Papers

Identifier: SC114

Scope and Contents

The Kamaluddin Mohammed papers contain the documents emanating from his political life from 1940s to 2003 and in particular his Ministerial appointments and service as Caricom Ambassador. There are smaller series of material which highlight his involvement with the Muslim community in Trinidad and Tobago, and some of his cultural activities.


  • 1946 - 2003

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction governed by the Library's Policy.

Biographical / Historical

Kamaluddin Mohammed was born on 19th April 1927 in San Juan, Trinidad. He is one of 13 children sired by his parents, Fazal and Khajiman Mohammed. He lived in Princes Town and San Fernando for a short while where he worked as a labourer and a clerk respectively. After his return to San Juan, he hosted an East Indian cultural show on Radio Trinidad called Indian Talent on Parade, also referred to as Sunday Indian Entertainment Hour, which was first broadcasted on 9th September 1947. Mr. Mohammed then entered the realm of politics and was elected County Councillor in 1953, he served on the Legislative Council of Trinidad and Tobago 1956-61, and in the House of Representatives of Trinidad and Tobago 1962-1986. He is a founding member of the People's National Movement, and held several Ministerial portfolios including the Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Public Utilities, Minister of West Indian Affairs, Minster of Health and Minister of Local Government. He was appointed Caricom Ambassador in January 2000. Mr. Mohammed chaired the World Health Organization, and was also instrumental in championing the cause for Caribbean free trade through the organization, CARIFTA. He is the recipient of a Doctor of Letters honoris causa from The University of the West Indies; the highest national award of Trinidad and Tobago, The Order of Trinidad and Tobago; and the Order of the Caribbean Community.


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Custodial History

The collection resided at the home of Mr. Mohammed until these were transferred to The Alma Jordan Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mr. Kamaluddin Mohammed in 2008.

Related Materials

A Kamaluddin Mohammed Collection is also located at the Eric Williams Memorial Collection. The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies. This collectiion contains mainly artifacts and photographs.

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Repository Details

Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository

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