Nepal Ex Pm Sushil Koirala Passed Away Today

Nepal’s former prime minister and president of the Nepali Congress Sushil Koirala passed away on Tuesday morning at his residence after losing the battle against a chronic respiratory problem. Koirala, 78, has also been receiving treatment for “tongue cancer”. 

Former Ex Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala passed away today.

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He had returned from the US after undergoing a successful treatment for the lung cancer and is credited with promulgating the new constitution of Nepal in September last year. Koirala was suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and he succumbed to the disease.

His body will be taken to party’s central office at Sanepa, Kathmandu and kept there for last tributes from party cadres and others, Nepali Congress general secretary Prakash Man Singh said. 


Sushil Koirala : who was elected Prime Minister of Nepal on February 10, 2014, resigned as PM in October last year after parties failed to forge a consensus amid continued protests and blockade of a key border trade point with India over the country’s new Constitution.

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Born on 12 August 1939 in Banaras, India, Koirala was the cousin of former PMs Matrika Prasad Koirala, Girija Prasad Koirala and Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala.

He entered politics in 1954 and was in political exile in India for 16 years following the royal takeover of 1960. Koirala also spent three years in Indian prisons for his involvement in a plane hijacking in 1973.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted condoling Koirala’s death saying India has ‘lost a valued friend’.

Rajnath Singh Tweeted That The news of Sushil Koirala ji’s demise is deeply saddening. He was Nepal’s one of the most seasoned politician and also a true statesman

Sushil Koirala ji’s simplicity holds lessons for all of us. My condolences to the Koirala family & people of Nepal in this hour of grief.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 9, 2016

In Sushil Koirala ji, NC has lost a big leader who served Nepal for decades & India lost a valued friend. Pained by his demise. RIP.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 9, 2016

The news of Sushil Koirala ji’s demise is deeply saddening. He was Nepal’s one of the most seasoned politician and also a true statesman

— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) February 9, 2016

With Sushil Koirala ji’s demise Nepal has lost a powerful voice and a wonderful human being. My condolences to the bereaved Koirala family.

— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) February 9, 2016

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