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Angidi Chettiar
அங்கிடி செட்டியார்
 
GCSK


Incumbent
Assumed office 
2007
President Anerood Jugnauth
Preceded by Raouf Bundhun
In office
1997–2002
President Cassam Uteem
Preceded by Rabindranath Ghurburrun
Succeeded by Raouf Bundhun

In office
15 February 2002 – 18 February 2002
Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth
Preceded by Cassam Uteem
Succeeded by Ariranga Pillay (Acting)

Born 16 March 1920 (1920-03-16) (age 90)
Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius (formerly British Mauritius)
Ethnicity Tamil
Political party Mauritian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Mrs Chettiar
Profession Barrister
Religion Hindu

Angidi Verriah Chettiar{அங்கிடி செட்டியார்) ,a Tamil man born in 16 March 1920 in Mauritius has been the Vice President of Mauritius since 2007. He previously held the position from 1997 to 2002. He became president in 2002 when Cassam Uteem resigned. However, Chettiar also resigned after refusing to sign a controversial anti-terrorism bill, saying that the bill was discriminatory against Muslims. The line of succession then tipped the presidency to Supreme Court Justice Ariranga Pillay. Angidi Chettiar was nominated to succeed Cassam Uteem and eventually became President after the departure of his precedent colleague.His stay at the State House was short lived of 3 days when he himself resigned as President 5 days after he was sworn to power.He was succeeded by Karl Hoffman .In 2007 ,he sent his nomination back for Presidency once again but was rather elected Vice President .Another attempt of becoming the head of state was made by him in September 2008 following the end of Sir Anerood Jugnauth's first mandate as President.He was defeated in Parliamentary vote and Jugnauth became President once more for a second mandate.Chettiar is still Vice President of Mauritius.

Mr .Chettiar was the shortest Serving President of Mauritius having been President for only 3 days .

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rabindranath Ghurburrun
Vice President of Mauritius
1997 – 2002
Succeeded by
Raouf Bundhun
Preceded by
Cassam Uteem
President of Mauritius
Acting

2002
Succeeded by
Ariranga Pillay
Acting
Preceded by
Raouf Bundhun
Vice President of Mauritius
2007 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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