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Mme. Ramdoolarie Maharaj (1927 - 2001)
   "The Grand Dame of Beauty"

This page is dedicated to my mother, the late Madame Ramdoolarie Maharaj from Trinidad and Tobago. She had a great influence in my life and a supporter of my Calypso research. .... George ...eldest child.

In the picture: Receiving the Humming Bird Medal Silver in 2000. Present is President ANR Robinson and Prime Minister Basdeo Panday.
  • Born from 3rd generation East Indian immigrants: Dec. 13th 1927
  • Born and grew up in: Chaguanas, Trinidad
  • Maiden name: Seereeram.
  • Husband: Sookdeo Mahadeo Maharaj from San Fernando.
  • Children: George , Arrun, Kama, Utam, Asha and Pradeep.
  • Grand Children: Davin, Renu, Neelam , Neela , Shivam, Shavani, Learie .
  • Children in Law: Marcia , Bhanmatie, Kamla, Ingrid, Ron.
  • Occupation: Hair Stylist, Educator, Community Activist.
  • Religion: Hindu, Honourary Spiritual Baptist
  • Languages spoken: English, Hindu, Sanscrit.
  • 1947: Migrated to San Fernando until her passing.
  • 1940 to 2000: Mom owned her own hairdressing school and salon in Trinidad. There she educated and graduated over 5,000 students in the field of hair and skin culture.
  • Countries toured: Canada, USA, India, France, England.
  • Awards
        1960: Bachelor's of Beauty Degree in Las Vegas, USA
        1962: The Title of " Madame " was bestowed in France
        1985: The Jagrist award for Business and Education
        1990: Awart of Excelence from the City of San Fernando
        1992: Award of Appreciation from the Langmore Foundation
        1993: Award fron the Trinidad and Tobago Trade Oranisation
        1994: Award from The City of San Fernando for Beauty Culture
        1996: Divali Nagar Award for Beauty Culture , Training aand Education
        1997: Nomination for Trinidad Guardian's Woman of the Year
        1997: Award from the Vishwa Shanti Spiritual Foundation
        1997: Recieved the " Distinguished Service Award" from the Rotary Club
        1997: Appreciation Award from Oilfield and Marine Services for Education
        1998: Was Honoured as an "Honourary Spiritual Baptist"
        2000: Received one of Trinidad and Tobago's highest Award , The Hummingbird Silver , for Community Service and Education.
  • National Award: 2000: The Hummingbird Silver (for Community Service) Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Associated and helped to develop
        Sacha Cosmetics (Trinidad)
        Jazma Hair Salon (Toronto)
        The Roots of Calypso (Research Center... Toronto)
        The Langmore Foundation (Trinidad)
        Blue Boys J'Ouvert band .. 20th time Big Band Champions (South Trinidad)
  • Died: Oct. 30th 2000 of bone cancer. She would have celebrated her 76th Birthday in December 2000.
  • We will always love and remember you, Mom. RIP