Nepal's legendary footballer Mani Bikram Shah no more

KATHMANDU: Nepal's legendary footballer Mani Bikram Shah has passed away while undergoing treatment at the Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu on Monday. He was 51.

Official at the hospital said, "Shah died of liver failure around 5:42 pm this evening."

Shah, who was suffering from chronic liver cirrhosis was admitted to the GICU (General Intensive Care Unit) in the hospital yesterday. He died of liver failure, the official said.

Shah rose to fame with his dazzling performance in 1993 South Asian Games (SAG) in Bangladesh, where Nepal clinched gold medal after defeating India in the final.

At times, Shah was compared to Diego Maradona of Argentina owing to his unbelievable footballing skills and and also because he made his debut for the National team at the tender age of 18 years.

Mani Bikram Shah was born in 1967 in Kaldhara, Kathmandu.


Legendary footballer Mani Bikram Shah's body shall be kept at the Dashrat Rangashala from 9-11 AM tomorrow for homage. From there it will taken to Pashupati for last rites.

— ANFA (@theanfacom) May 14, 2018