KATHMANDU, March 26: Nepali Congress(NC) leader Nabindra Raj Joshi has passed away Friday evening.
NC Spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma confirmed that he breathed his last while undergoing treatment at Norvic Hospital. Hospital sources said he was pronounced dead at 8:24 pm after his heart stopped functioning.
Joshi admitted at the Norvic Hospital after he experienced stroke in the right part of his brain on February 26. His heartbeat had become instable since Friday morning. Although doctors tried their best to address the problem, they could not bring improvement in the functioning of the heart.
Joshi was being treated with ventilator support right since he was admitted at the Norvic Hospital. The 57-year old Joshi is an influential NC leader. Most recently, he served as Minister for Industry.
NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed deep condolence over the demise of Joshi.