Ex-PM Thapa to be cremated with state honour tomorrow

The last rites of former Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa, who died in a hospital in Gurgaon, India on Wednesday night, will be performed with state honour at Pashupati Aryaghat in Kathmandu on Friday.

Arrangements are being made to bring the body of five-time Prime Minister and Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chairman Surya Bahadur Thapa to Kathmandu from New Delhi of India today. It has been learnt that, the mortal body of veteran leader Thapa will be kept at his residence in Maligaun for the commiseration during the day today.

His body will be kept at the party office from 10 am to 12 noon on Friday. Then his body will be kept at Dasharath Stadium from 1 pm to 3 pm to offer last tributes.

Thapa had undergone gastrectomy at the Medanta Hospital on April 10 after being diagnosed with stomach cancer.

He witnessed deterioration in his condition yesterday late afternoon. He was kept on ventilator and he died at around 10:44 pm after suffering multiple organ failure.

Meanwhile, an emergency meeting of the RPP has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of its leader and passed a condolence proposal.

The meeting held at party Chairman Pashupati Shumsher Rana’s residence in Maharajgunj this morning has made a conclusion that the sudden demise of former PM has caused irreparable loss to the party as well as the Nepali politics.

The meeting also wished eternal peace to the departed soul and extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members.

The party has decided not to organise formal programmes for 13 days and to fly the party flag at half mast for seven days to mourn the demise of former Prime Minister Thapa.

Source: THT