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Herman Sookdew Adhin

educator , Suriname minister of development

Herman Sookdew Adhin, Suriname minister of development, educator. Recipient Suriname Bauxite Maatschappij, award, 1950, American Mathematical Society, 1953; National distinction in behalf of Independency of Suriname, 1975 Bronze medal Doctor Albert Einstein International Academy, 1986, Alfred Nobel award Doctor Albert Einstein International Academy Foundation, 1992, numerous others.


Adhin, Herman Sookdew was born on July 27, 1933 in Ornamibo District, Surinam. Son of Ram and Dowlatia Adhin.


Student in math; student in economy University Rotterdam (Netherlands), 1958. Student in law University Utrecht (Netherlands), 1958.


With Suriname Ministry Public Works, Paramaribo, since 1959, head department physical and urban planning, 1964-1970, acting director of ministry, since 1970, vice president board directors Governmental National Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1973-1980, minister of development, since 1980. Managing director Bureau Multipurpose Corantijn Project. Lecturer, acting dean Faculty Engineering, University Suriname, Paramaribo, since 1977.

Advisory on hydraulics, irrigation to Suriname Government. Board directors Ministry Public Works. Member Suriname Advisory Board Cultural Affairs, 1960-1964, acting president, 1964-1966, president board, 1966-1968, 70—.

Member National Board for Boundaries of Suriname, since 1970. Secretary Suriname, National Committee, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, since 1964. Member, chairman various government commissions, including member, secretary, acting chairman Coordination Commission on Cables for Utilities, 1960-1965, chairman commission, since 1965.

Republican Suriname various occasions, including at United Nations Conference on Science and Technology, Vienna, Austria, 1979.


  • Co-author: Encyclopedia of Suriname, 1977. Contributor articles, chapters to books, newspapers, magazines. Author publications for radio, television.


Member council Cultural Center of Suriname, Paramaribo, since 1961, acting chairman council, since 1966. Member council Sanatan Dharm Maha Sabha, Surinamese Hindu organization, 1967-1970, acting president High-county, since 1970. Member Hindu-Moslim National Committee, since 1969, acting president committee, 1970.

Member Royal Society Dutch Academy Engineers, Suriname Society Academy Engineers (co-founder 1959, secretary and acting chairman 1960-1967, honorary. Member since 1967), Science Society Workers, Suriname Red Cross Society, Suriname History Society (council since 1967), Union Lecturers and Higher Teachers, Union Higher Government Officials.


Married Soebhagi Doerga, April 12, 1960. Children: Lalita, RAvi.

Ram Adhin

Dowlatia Adhin

Soebhagi Doerga

Lalita Adhin

RAvi Adhin