PHOTOS: Late Ghimire’s friends, families and well-wishers throng his residence to offer condolences

Published On: August 18, 2020 08:05 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Shortly after news about his demise spread in social media and online news platforms, a large number of well-wishers, friends and relatives thronged the residence of Nepal’s National Poet Madhav Prasad Ghimire.

A huge crowd of people including media personalities can be seen outside the residence of late poet Ghimire. They are not allowed to enter the residence building keeping in view of the health risk posed by the COVID-19 pandemic..

Nepalis living at home and abroad have taken to various social media platforms to pay their homage to the late poet.

Ghimire, 101,  passed away on Tuesday at 5:55 pm at his residence in Lainchaur. He had been receiving medical treatment at his residence upon his desire for the last four months. He was suffering from respiratory difficulties.

Ghimire was born on 23 September 1919 in a village named Pustun in Lamjung district in western Nepal. He is widely known as one of the pioneer figures in the Nepali literature for patriotic writings. ‘Gauri’, ‘Himawari Himalpaari’, ‘Malati Mangale’, ‘Rajeshwari’, ‘Shakuntala’, and ‘Aswathama’ are his most acclaimed works.

Apart from the literary works, Ghimire had also worked as co-editor of Gorkhapatra. He was also an Honorary Brigadier General of Nepal Army. 

Here are some photos taken by Republica photojournalist Keshab Thoker on Tuesday evening.


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