Minister Adhikari to be cremated with state honours

KATHMANDU: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari will be cremated in his home district Kaski.

The body of the late minister will be brought to Kathmandu today from Taplejung and then would be taken to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital for postmortem.

It has been learnt that final tributes would be paid to Minister Adhikari at Tundikhel in Kathmandu before taking his body to Kaski for carrying out his final rites.

According to the late minister's personal secretary Rajendra Acharya, preparations are going on to pay final tributes to Minister Adhikari at Pokhara Exhibition Centre from 8:00 am on Friday.

The Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday decided to cremate the deceased with state honours, according to Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa.

Born on May 4, 1969 at Jamunabot in Bharatpokhari, Kaski, Adhikari displayed strong conviction that the country’s prosperity would not be possible until youths reached leadership positions.

Minister Adhikari's parents are living in Pokhara. He is survived by his wife Bidhya Bhattarai and two sons. Bhattarai teaches at Padmakanya Campus in Kathmandu.