Former Prime Minister and Maverick Leader of Nepali Congress (NC) Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, passed away at 11:26 pm on Friday (4th March 2011). Bhattarai died at the age of 87.
Krishna Prasad Bhattarai’s Assistant Amita Kapali and Dr. Bharat Rawat who was involved in the treatment of Bhattrai has confirmed Bhattarai’s death. Krishna Prasad Bhattarai was admitted in Norvic hospital, three weeks ago due to multiple health problems.
Born on 1924 in “Kashi”, was appointed Prime Minister of Nepal two times and he was the first speaker of the country too. He was also the founding president of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ). Bhattarai was seen as respectable figure in and outside the political circle.
Bhattarai’s body will be kept at Dashrath Stadium on Sunday for offering the last tribute.Then his body procession will be carried out from Dasharath Stadium to Pashupati Aryaghat for the last rites. His body will be cremated as per the Hindu rituals.
Until then, the body will be kept at his residence at Badegaun, Lalitpur where people can pay their last homage on Saturday.
Rest In Peace (RIP) Krishna Prasad Bhattarai.