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LAMJUNG: An 86-year-old revolutionary, who was a champion of the 1949 Halo Kranti, reportedly committed suicide at his home in Archalyani of Duradanda-6, Lamjung district on Friday.

It has been learned that Mayanath Paudel ended it all by hanging himself from a wooden beam in his house.

Progressive youth of Brahmin community had launched the Halo Kranti, which literally means plough revolution, in different parts of Nepal, with an aim to reform the society that was rampant with caste discrimination.

In the past times, Brahmins were not allowed to plough fields as the job was considered lowly.