Amber Gurung's body taken to Nepal Academy

KATHMANDU: The body of veteran musician Amber Gurung has been taken to Nepal Academy from the Dhapasi-based Grande International Hospital for final tributes.

The composer of Nepal's national anthem, Gurung breathed his last in course of treatment at the hospital at 2:37 am on Tuesday.

His body will be kept on the Nepal Academy until 3 pm before the funeral procession begins.

It has been learned that Gurung will be cremated at the Pashupati Aryaghat following Hindu as well as Buddhist traditions.

Gurung was kept on the ventilator at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital since early Friday morning.

Gurung, who underwent treatment in Gurgaon-based Medanta Hospital for tumour on his food pipe some months ago, was rushed to the hospital after obstruction in the food pipe last week.

He was suffering from hypertension, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease since long.