- Category : Politics-Heads-of-state
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sphinx 2
Fijian statesman, considered the founding father of the modern nation of Fiji.
He was Chief Minister from 1967 to 1970, when Fiji gained its independence from the United Kingdom, and, apart from one brief interruption in 1987, the first prime minister from 1970 to 1992. He subsequently served as president from 1993 to 2000.
Mara suffered a stroke late in 2001 while visiting Port Vila, Vanuatu. He died in Suva on 18 April 2004, from complications arising from the stroke.