Hubert Bhagwansingh, founder of Bhagwansingh's Hardware, has died
Photo: Hubert Bhagwansingh, courtesy Bhagwansingh's Group of Companies.
Founder and chairman of the Bhagwansingh's Group of Companies, Hubert Bhagwansingh, had died.
The company issued a statement on Sunday announcing the development with sadness.
The statement is as follows:
"It is with great sadness that the Bhagwansingh’s Group of Companies and their employees learnt about the death of their Founder and Chairman Mr. Hubert Bhagwansingh on May 12, 2019.
Since its creation in 1969, Hubert Bhagwansingh together with his wife Helen Bhagwansingh dedicated all their energy to building Bhagwansingh’s Hardware and Steel Industries Ltd. Their dream began with the first location in Port of Spain, the success continued with outlets being opened in Chaguanas (1988), Marabella (1995) and Trincity (2007). From Bhagwansingh’s Hardware, the empire grew with the acquisition of Dansteel Ltd (1996), Rainbow Construction Ltd (1996) and Central Trinidad Steel Ltd - CENTRIN (1998) among other entities, making the Bhagwansingh’s Group of Companies a formidable presence in the local business landscape.
Hubert Bhagwansingh was at all times a pillar of strength who led, steered and masterminded the growth of the group of companies. A real practical entrepreneur with exceptional intuition and work ethic, Mr. Bhagwansingh has led the companies to the paths of success, with unsurpassed talent and perseverance. He did this while remaining humble, discreet and unselfish.
The company is in mourning like it has never been before. All employees share with Mr. Bhagwansingh’s family and friends the immense sadness of his death. We would like to reflect upon his life and express our gratitude to an exceptional man who gave everything to his company and his family.
According to his utmost wishes, the company will pursue the exciting adventure that Mr. Bhagwansingh initiated in 1969. The family will soon announce details of funeral service for our beloved Founder and Chairman, Mr. Hubert Bhagwansingh. May the soul of our faithfully departed husband, father, grandfather and Chairman rest in peace."