Former Nepal Army Chief Rana dies

Published On: April 5, 2021 11:18 AM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, April 5: Former Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Arjun Narsingh Rana passed away on Sunday. He was 91.

Rana, who was suffering from pneumonia, breathed his last at the Birendra Sainik Hospital in Chhauni, according to spokesperson for the Nepal Army, Santosh Ballav Poudel.

Rana was born in 1988 BS and took up the office as the CoAS from Jestha 1 of the Nepali month in 2040 BS to Jestha 1 of 2044 BS. He also served as the Nepali ambassador to Pakistan. 

He is survived by four daughters.

Final rites of Rana will be performed at the Pashupati Aryaghat on Monday, according to family sources. 

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