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Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s son Prakash cremated at Pashupati Aryaghat [In Photos]

  • Dahal himself lit funeral pyre as per Hindu tradition
- Anuj Kumar Adhikari, Kathmandu

Nov 19, 2017-The mortal remains of Prakash Dahal, son of CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who passed away Sunday morning, were consigned to flames at Pashupati Aryaghat in Kathmandu.

Dahal, who was brought to the Thapathali-based Norvic Hospital at 5:50 this morning, was dead upon arrival, the hospital said at a press conference.

Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal lit the funeral pyre at Pashupati Aryaghat as per the Hindu tradition.

Dahal, 36, died of cardiac arrest. He is survived by two wives and two children.

Dahal, who was campaigning for his father for the upcoming elections, had returned to Kathmandu from Chitwan on Saturday.

Upon hearing the demise of his son, Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal flew to Kathmandu from Birtamod, Jhapa, where he was campaigning for the upcoming federal parliamentary and provincial elections.

Dahal's body was kept at Party Headquarters in Paris Dada for final tribute.

Leaders pay their last respects

Political leaders paid their final tributes to Dahal at the party office in Paris Dada from 1:30 to 3:30pm today.

Chairman Dahal wrapped the party’s flag on his son’s body in a state of shock and grief.

Meanwhile, senior leaders of Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, Maoist Centre and other parties reached the party headquarters to pay their final respect.

 

 

Photographer: Anish Regmi

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Published: 19-11-2017 17:29

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