Nepal's longest-serving chief justice Nayan Bahadur Khatri dies at 99
May 24, 2019 01:37 PM NPT
By: Pratik Rana
Photo Courtesy: Spotlight Magazine
KATHMANDU, May 24: Former Chief Justice Nayan Bahadur Khatri has passed away on Friday morning. He was 99.
Khatri was the longest-serving chief justice of Nepal. He served as the top post of the judiciary from 1976 to 1985.
He had handled several political cases of towering political figures of Nepal such as late BP Koirala, KI Singh, Ganesh Man Singh, Ram Raja Prasad Singh, and Manmohan Adhikary while serving at the Supreme Court.
Khatri had served as Nepali Ambassador to China from 1986 to 1990.
Before joining the judiciary, he worked with the then Rana regime. Last Rana Prime Minister Mohan Sumsher appointed him Major of Nepal Army with a deputation of Nepali Wakil (Consulate General to Lhasa from 1946 to 1949.
He served as the chairperson of Press Council Nepal. Khatri founded the National Human Rights Commission.