Lawati, staunch royalist, no more

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
Lawati, staunch royalist, no more

Jun 10, 2015-

Rastriya Prajantra Party-Nepal’s founder leader and a staunch royalist, Padma Sundar Lawati passed away in Kathmandu on Wednesday. He was 76. Doctors at the Thapathali-based Norvic Hospital confirmed his death owing to multiple organ failure. He was admitted to the hospital on June 6 for kidney and liver ailments.

Sagun Sundar, son of Lawati, said they will perform the last rites on Saturday only after the arrival of his two brothers from abroad. He said until then his father’s body will be kept in the hospital mortuary. Lawati was at the helm of several ministerial posts during the Panchayat era and after the restoration of the multi-party democracy.

Lawati was defeated by Kamal Thapa in the election for party chairmanship during the RPP-N’s first convention. Recently, he had begun a process of forming a new party blaming Thapa of putting party principles at stake for the sake of power. Lawati was later expelled from the party. Issuing a statement on Monday, RPP-Nepal described Lawati as “an unflinching

ideologue and staunch nationalist”. Lawati, who hails from Panchthar district, is

survived by three sons and two daughters.

Published: 11-06-2015 08:50

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