KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Shanti Rana, the adopted daughter of the late king of Bajhang Jaya Prithvi Bahadur Singh died of heart attack on Wednesday morning. She was 87.
According to her family sources, she died while being taken to Shahid Gangalal Heart Centre.
Born as Princess Shanti Kumari Singh to Prince Bir Jung Bahadur Singh, brother of Jaya Prithvi Bahadur, in 1989 BS, she was later adopted by Jaya Prithvi Bahadur as he was childless. Jaya Prithvi Bahadur is credited for establishing the Gorkhapatra Corporation.
Her eldest son Shridhar SJB Rana is a renowned Buddhist spiritual leader, now known as Mahayogi Shridhar Rana Rimpoche.
Shanti Rana is survived by her husband former DIG Nara Narayan Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, 92, her four children. She was cremated as per the Buddhist tradition at Pachali Bhairav, Teku on Thursday morning.