Ex-Nepal prime minister Sushil Koirala no more

Ex-Nepal prime minister Sushil Koirala no more


Former Nepal prime minister and president of the Nepali Congress (NC), Sushil Koirala has passed away.He was 77 years old.Koirala died at his residence in the capital Kathmandu. Doctors told the media that he died due to failure of his respiratory system.Koirala, who was the prime minister of Nepal from Feb 11, 2014 to Oct 10, 2015, will be remembered as the leader under whose leadership Nepal promulgated the new constitution through the constituent assembly in September 2015.Koirala, who had spent 16 years in India in exile during the pro-democracy movement in Nepal, was a survivor of tongue and lung cancers.

His death comes a serious blow to NC that is scheduled to hold its 13th general assembly in March 2016.Hundreds of Nepali Congress leaders and supporters gathered at his Maharajgunj residence to offer condolence to the leader.Koirala, who was eying a second term as the party president, was known for his high integrity and simple lifestyle.


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