Ramsewak Shankar (born 6 November 1937) is a Surinamese politician who was the 4th President of Suriname, serving from 1988 to 1990. His government was overthrown by Dési Bouterse leading a bloodless military coup. Shankar had previously served as Agriculture & Fisheries Minister from 1969 to 1971.
|4th President of Suriname|
25 January 1988 – 24 December 1990
|Vice President||Henck Arron|
|Preceded by||L.F. Ramdat Misier|
|Succeeded by||Johan Kraag|
|Born||6 November 1937|
Nieuw Amsterdam, Suriname
Shankar is a member of the large ethnic South Asian community in Suriname. He had studied at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. After his return to Suriname, he became active in the Progressive Reform Party. He supported independence in 1975.