Nepal | August 24, 2019

Koirala to be cremated with state honours

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Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's wife Radhika Shakya offering tribute to Sushil Koirala

Radhika Shakya, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s wife, paying her last tributes to the body of Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at Maharajgunj, on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Photo: Bal Krishna Thapa/ THT

KATHMANDU: Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala would be cremated with state honours on Wednesday.

A Cabinet meeting held this morning made the decision to that effect.

The meeting has also decided to hoist the national flag for three days and declare public holiday tomorrow to mourn the death of Koirala.

Koirala died of cardiac arrest in the wee hours of Tuesday. He was 76.

He served as Nepal’s 37th Prime Minister from February 2014 to October 2015.

Koirala was elected as the Nepali Congress President in September 2010.


Ex-PM, Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala passes away

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