The late Queen's Counsel Tajmool Hosein was laid to rest yesterday, following a simple ceremony in Valsayn.
Hosein, the last surviving member of the delegation who attended the famed Malborough House Conference in London, England, in 1962 to formulate the country's Independence Constitution, died last Friday at the age of 92.
Hosein was also a member of the first board of directors of the Trinidad Express Newspapers and the father of attorney Faarees Hosein, board member of the Caribbean Communications Network (CCN), parent company of the Express and TV6.
Yesterday, president of the Law Association Seenath Jairam, SC, who attended Hosein's funeral, told the Sunday Express he wanted to honour Hosein's memory.
"As president, I intend to bring it up with the council. As you know, he died (Friday) at 3 a.m. I intend to bring it to the council to honour him."
Jairam, who described Hosein's passing as a "tremendous loss", said he will be remembered as one of the great legal minds, not just of Trinidad and Tobago but in the region.
"He was an exceptional lawyer. An extremely brilliant lawyer. I had the pleasure of working with him, and I can tell you that I have worked with many other SCs, all of the outstanding "silks", and he was really top of the line," Jairam said.
Jairam also added that Hosein was a very humble man, evidenced by his final rites.
"He requested of his family no eulogy, so he went without fanfare, very simple blessings from the imam and that was it. It was an extremely short ceremony and that was how he lived—very humble, a man who had no ostentations, a man who would be in a crowd and you would not know that was the great Tajmool Hosein."