Rice industry trailblazer Kayman Sankar passes away

Prominent Essequibo rice farmer and miller, Kayman Sankar passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 87. He had been ailing for some time.

Sankar started working as a labourer on a sugar estate and lived a life of great ups and downs.  Sankar’s rice business rose to great heights only to collapse towards the end of the 1990s after a big investment in Berbice rice lands went bust with the vagaries of the European Union market.

His son, Beni Sankar, spoke with Stabroek News yesterday highlighting and praising his father’s tenacity  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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