Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, Randall Mitchell has paid tribute to San Fernando’s dance icon, Torrance Mohammed.
Mohammed died yesterday, following a robbery attack that occurred on Monday.
During the incident, the 90-year-old Mohammed fought back with the bandit, and fell and fractured his ribs and hit his head.
Mitchell wrote: “Trinidad and Tobago lost another stalwart of the Arts. I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Torrance Mohammed, one of our country’s foremost dance pioneers.”
“He was a well-known choreographer and a founding member of the Arawak dance group, San Fernando Arts Council and the National Dance Association of Trinidad and Tobago. His work spanned beyond the Arts industry with his 16 year tenure as a PNM Councilor and his 4 year term as Deputy Mayor of the San Fernando City Corporation.”
“He was a treasured son of San Fernando and worked tirelessly to advance our culture. In recognition of his contribution to shaping our cultural landscape, Torrance Mohammed was awarded the Public Service Medal of Merit Silver for Arts and Dance in 1976.”
“I extend my sincerest condolences to his family, his friends and to the arts fraternity.
He contributed his very best to humankind and we’ve lost him to the very worst of human nature.
He will be missed. May he rest in peace ”