JULY 24, 2013 Kathmandu, Nepal – The only last founder of Nepal’s all the communist parties died at the age of 90 in Kathmandu this morning. The last rites of Nar Bahadur Karmacharya , one of the founders of the Communist Party of Nepal who died earlier in the morning today, were held at Pashupati Aryaghat in Kathmandu on Wednesday evening.
Late Karmacharya’s brother Laxman Karmacharya and UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal jointly lit the funeral pyre.
Karmacharya had passed away at the Model Hospital in the Capital this morning.
Karmacharya who was serving as a member of the advisory committee in the UCPN (Maoist) was admitted to the hospital on July 8 after suffering from jaundice and pneumonia.
Four leaders—Pushpa Lal Shrestha, Narayan Bilas Joshi and Niranjan Govinda Baidya including Karmacharya had established communist party in Nepal on April 22, 1949. Karmacharya was the only living founding member of the CPN.
Karmacharya’s dead body in Parish Danda the party’s headquarter.
Karmacharya’s dead body was kept at the UCPN (M) party headquarters in Parish Danda for the condolence and was also kept at Khulla Munch to pay last tribute after 9:00 AM.
Political leaders, general public, had reached Parish Danda to pay last tribute to Karmacharya.
UCPN (M) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, leaders Baburam Bhattarai, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Posta Bahadur Bogati, among other leaders, had reached the hospital this morning.
Earlier today, communist parties including UCPN (M), CPN-UML released condolence statement over Karmacharya’s demise.
UCPN (M) spokesperson Agni Prasad Sapkota issued statement early this morning and expressed grief over veteran leader Karmacharya’s demise.
Regmi pays tribute to Karmacharya
Chairman of the Interim Election Council, Khil Raj Regmi also paid tribute to Karmacharya. Regmi reached Khulla Manch, Tundikhel, this afternoon to pay tribute to the late Karmacharya.
Similarly, Home Minister Madhav Prasad Ghimire, Minister for Information and Communications, Madhav Poudel, and Chief Secretary Leelamani Poudyal also paid tribute to Karmacharya.
Earlier, an emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers held this morning decided to pay tribute to Karmacharya who was continuously active in left and democratic movement against Rana regime since 2006 BS.
The meeting had also decided to perform Karmacharya’s final rites with state honour in respect of his contribution to the left and democratic movement, according to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.
Similarly, the cabinet meeting had also decided to make arrangements of Nepal Police to carry the body of the deceased Karmacharya and to present garland of honour to him under the command of Police Inspector.