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Former Nepal PM Shri Surya Bahadur Thapa Passes Way

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Former Nepal Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa passed away at Medanta Hospita in Gurgaon, Eighty-seven-year-old Mr. Thapa served as Prime Minister of Nepal for five terms, under three different Kings, in a politcal career spanning more than 50 years.

About Surya Bahadur Thapa:

  • He was born in March 21, 1928
  • Mr. Thapa started his political career by executing “underground student movement” in 1950. In 1958, he was elected to the Assembly and became Chairman of the Advisory Council. In 1959, he was elected to the Upper House.
  • In 1966, he was appointed Prime Minister under the modified constitution of Nepal. He was responsible for expanding the coverage of the Constitution of 1962 and promulgated 2nd amendment to make it “people-oriented”.
  • Elected Prime Minister of Nepal for the third time by the House of Representatives, Mr. Thapa led a coalition government in October 1997.

Awards:

  • He was Honored with “Proud Past Alumni” in the list of 42 members, from “Allahabad University Alumni Association”, NCR, Ghaziabad.
  • Order of Tri Shakti Patta, Order of Gorkha Dakshina Bahu and Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany