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Pushpa Kamal Dahal loses aide at meet to condole son’s death

Dahal, who had been maintaining a brave front over the loss of his son and political aide, broke down uncontrollably as Pakhrin breathed his last.

Written by Yubaraj Ghimire | Kathmandu | Published: November 22, 2017 9:36:55 am
Former Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Former Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal (AP/PTI Photo)

A condolence cum election meeting organised by the Maoist Party, mainly to cheer up its leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal who lost his only son Prakash Dahal three days ago, turned into a bigger tragedy as the main organiser of the event and the country’s most popular “revolutionary poet” Khusiram Pakhrin, suffered a massive heart attack and died on the spot.

The incident took place in Chitwan, at least 150 km from Kathmandu.

Pakhrin, head of the party’s cultural wing during the decade-long insurgency led by the Maoists from 1996, collapsed on the stage while singing and romanticising Dahal’s role as the leader during the “revolution”.

Dahal, who had been maintaining a brave front over the loss of his son and political aide, broke down uncontrollably as Pakhrin breathed his last.

Dahal is a candidate for the parliamentary elections from one of the three constituencies in Chitwan, his as well as Pakhrin’s home town.

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