POKHARA, June 21: “He dreamt of his son becoming a good doctor one day. But now, he will not be around to see it happen,” said Ram Krishna Thapa, a relative of Amrit Bahadur Thapa.
Amrit, 52, of Archalbot-9, Lamjung district, was among the 12 Nepalese who lost their lives on Monday in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan's capital Kabul.
Amrit's son-in-law Ram Krishna said Amrit had gone to Afghanistan to earn money for his son's studies. His son, Miroj, is an MBBS first semester student at the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences. Miroj returned home on Tuesday morning upon learning about his father's death.
“He went to work in Afghanistan not because the family was struggling. He did so for the bright future of his children,” said Ram Krishna.
Amrit had come home on May 30 and returned to Afghanistan after spending a few days in Nepal.
Days before the bombing, he had told his family members that, although he felt safe working inside his organization, the travel between his office and his apartment was dangerous.
He had said that there were no security issues during duty hours, but traveling to and from office was full of risks, according to Ram Krishna.
True enough, the suicide bomb attack claimed his life while he was on the way to office from his apartment.
Raju Gurung, another of Amrit's son-in-law, said Amrit was a footballer with the Tribhuwan Army Club before leaving the Army career to work in Afghanistan.