Tupchhe villagers remember Bogati for his magnanimous nature

- PRAKASH ADHIKARI, Tupchhe (Nuwakot)
Tupchhe villagers remember Bogati for his magnanimous nature

Sep 15, 2014-

The people of Tupchhe VDC in Nuwakot, the home of UCPN (Maoist) Vice-chairman Post Bahadur Bogati, mourned his death on Monday. The entire village was shocked by the news of Bogati’s death, who passed away aged 62 while undergoing treatment at Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu.

The people who knew Bogati remembered him as a simple man with a generous heart. They recalled his many contributions to the village as a politician, lawmaker and minister.

While most of the young villagers left for Kathmandu to attend the Bogati’s funeral, those who stayed back paid their last respects by remembering him and his works.

“He believed in giving and that’s what he did. He lived by the principle that as a human being one must always contribute to his society and country,” said Krishna Prasad Badal, Bogati’s friend and a Nepali Congress cadre.

According to Badal, Bogati had played a crucial role in creating employments for many local youths by introducing various agricultural projects in the village. The UCPN (Maoist) leader had founded a farmers’ group in 1975 which gave jobs to many villagers. Bogati had even quit his job one time in order to support and manage a youth group that worked for the welfare of the society.

“He was a good friend and the a progressive leader,” Badal said. “His untimely passing has caused an immeasurable loss.”

Bogati’s classmate Ram Krishna Bhandari remembered the late UCPN (Maoist) vice-chairman as the leader of the poor people.

“He believed that social transformation was only possible through the improvement of economic condition of the poor people,” Bhadari said.

Badri Narayan Sharma Pyakurel said Bogati was one of the rare leaders who had the way of making the people around him comfortable. “Though he was a big politician, he never had that formidable quality and that made him special. Everybody respected him, even his rivals, because he was a warm person,” said Pyakurel, who knew Bogati since his childhood.

The villagers of Tupchhe VDC said everyone in the village were aware of Bogati’s generous  nature, but his magnanimity became most evident when he decided to donate his ancestral property to local Chaneshwori Secondary School. They said Bogati will always live in their memories.

Published: 16-09-2014 09:18

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