Friends, well-wishers pay final tributes to Dr Devkota
KATHMANDU: Renowned neurosurgeon Dr Upendra Devkota, who was suffering from Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma), passed away at Neuro Hospital in Bansbari, yesterday evening. He was 64.
Dr Devkota passed away around 5:35 pm, according to the hospital source.
His mortal remains will be kept at the premises of the hospital from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm today for final tributes. Friends and well-wishers have gathered at the hospital to pay tribute to Dr Devkota and express condolence to his family.
Likewise, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended condolences to Dr Devkota's family. President Bhandari's Chief Personal Secretary, Bheshraj Adhikari, visited the hospital today and conveyed President Bhandari's condolence message to Dr Devkota's spouse and daughters.
In the message, the President expressed deep sorrow on Dr Devkota's demise, saying it had caused irreparable loss to the country's health sector.
Dr Devkota's body will be taken to Pashupati Aryaghat from the hospital via Narayan Gopal Chok to carry out his final rites.
Renowned neurosurgeon Dr Upendra Devkota no more
KATHMANDU: Renowned neurosurgeon Dr Upendra Devkota, who was suffering from Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma), has passed away at Neuro Hospital in Bansbari, this evening. He was 64.
Dr Devkota passed away around 5:35 pm this evening, according to the hospital source.
His mortal remains will be kept at the premises of the hospital from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm tomorrow for final tributes. From there, Dr Devkota's body would be taken to Pashupati Aryaghat via Narayan Gopal Chok, before electronic cremation.
Earlier, Dr Devkota had served as Health Minister during the active regime of then King Gyanendra. Born on December 18, 1953, in Pandit Gaun, Liglig of Gorkha district, Devkota was a distinguished neurosurgeon and an illustrious scientist, who founded National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences (Neuro Hospital).
He is survived by his spouse Madhu Dixit Devkota, and his three daughters Medha, Vasudha and Manjari, who will perform his last rites.