Trinidad and Tobago – The world of music is mourning the loss of a true musical virtuoso, Rennie Ramnarine, who was not only a gifted singer and bassist but also a skilled guitarist. Born in Gasparillo Village in Victoria, Trinidad and Tobago, Rennie’s journey through life was marked by an unwavering commitment to music and a deep spiritual connection.
Rennie’s musical journey began early in life, and he found his home as a vital part of the band DIL E NADAN. He lent his incredible talent as a singer, bassist, and guitarist to the group, leaving an indelible mark on the music scene. His roots in Gasparillo Village were a testament to his love for his community and his desire to share his musical expertise.
Rennie’s educational path led him to Marabella Senior Comprehensive, where he honed his skills and nurtured his passion for music. Beyond his performances, Rennie was a dedicated music teacher, sharing his knowledge and inspiring countless students. For years, he devoted his time to teaching guitar at the Satya Anand Ashram in Aranguez, where his commitment shone through in the handwritten notes he crafted for his students and the passion he infused into his playing.
However, Rennie was not just a musical maestro; he was a deeply spiritual soul. Despite facing health challenges, he remained a practicing Hindu, a testament to his unshakeable faith. His spiritual journey was as integral to him as his music, reflecting the depth of his character and his unwavering spirit.
Tragically, Rennie Ramnarine had been battling chronic kidney failure in recent years. Early one morning, his brave fight came to an end. Raymond Ramnarine, his brother, shared the heart-wrenching news on their Facebook page, sending shockwaves through the music community.
In response to the devastating news, Mala L. N. Sharma-Singh penned a heartfelt message on the Facebook post, expressing condolences and sharing cherished memories of Rennie’s humility, kindness, and his deep love for music.
The Ramnarine family will soon release Rennie’s obituary and provide details regarding his funeral arrangements. During this difficult time, they seek the space to grieve and heal. When they are ready, they will share the funeral arrangements with Rennie’s friends and well-wishers.
Master Saleem and Wacko Jacko Cake Studio Ltd, among others, also paid tribute to Rennie, reflecting on his incredible talent and the lasting impact he had on those who knew him.
As the music world mourns the loss of Rennie Ramnarine, his legacy lives on through the melodies he crafted, the students he inspired, and the love he shared with family and friends. May he rest in eternal peace.