Sunsari, July 17
Mayor Tara Subba of Dharan Sub-metropolitan City died today afternoon.
Mayor Subba breathed his last while undergoing treatment at Kathmandu-based Grande Hospital. Subba, 53, who was suffering from pneumonia, was admitted to Grande Hospital on June 29.
He was shifted to normal bed after one week’s treatment at the Intensive Care Unit for a week on Monday. Subba had undergone kidney transplant three years ago.
According to Debaha Rai, Subba’s assistant, Subba was put under the ventilator at 11:00 am today. Doctors pronounced him dead at 1:00 pm.
Subba is survived by a son and his wife. The body was brought to Dharan today itself.
A family source said the final rites would be performed after his elder brother and sisters come from the UK.
The body has been kept at the mortuary of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan.
Subba was elected to the post of mayor from the then CPN-UML.
Born in Khamlalung, Terhathum, in 1966, Subba became active in politics from the Panchayat era. He protested against the Panchayat system when he was a student.
After Subba came to Dharan in 1980 for his education, he had settled in Dharan. During the UML government led by then Prime Minister Manmohan Adhikari, Subba was appointed secretary at Sports Development Committee Sunsari. Subba was elected as a member of Ward No 17 in the local polls of 2000 and became a member of District Development Committee Area 2.
Dharan Sub-metropolis Chair of Nepal Communist Party, Subba was a very friendly and simple individual.
A version of this article appears in print on July 18, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.