Former ambassador, communist leader Lama passes away

KATHMANDU: Former ambassador to South Korea Kaman Singh Lama succumbed to COVID-19, today.

The 69-year old who was admitted to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj died during the course of treatment.

Lama was the central committee member of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and had joined the communist party in 2033 BS from the then Nirmal Lama-led party.

NCP co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal extended condolence on the demise of the former lawmaker.

Dahal issued a statement extending his condolences saying Lama was an active and intellectual figure who had huge contributions in the communist movement of the country. With Lama's demise, the party and nation lost a brave and intellectual leader during the phase of implementing the constitution in the country, Dahal added.

Lama is survived by his wife, son and four daughters.