KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The last rites of Constituent Assembly Chairperson and CPN-UML Vice-Chairperson Subas Nembang were performed at Pashupati Aryaghat on Thursday with state honors. Nembang's sons — Mingso Nembamng and Suhang Nembang - lit their father's funeral pyre.
On the occasion, a contingent of the Nepali Army presented a guard of honor. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal paid tribute to Nembang by draping the national flag over his body while CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli draped the party flag over Nembang's body.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Devraj Ghimire, Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Deputy-Speaker Indira Rana, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chairman Rajendra Lingden, Rastriya Janamorcha Chairman Chitra Bahadur KC, among other leaders, reached Pashupati Aryaghat to pay their tribute to late Nembang.
A funeral procession taken out from Nembang's private house in Baluwatar had reached Pashupati Aryaghat passing through TU Teaching Hospital, Narayan Gopal Chowk, Dhumbarahi and Gaushala. Top leaders, cadres, well-wishers and members of the general public joined the funeral procession.
The government declared a public holiday on Thursday to mourn the sudden demise of Nembang, who was one of key architects of Nepal’s new constitution.
Meanwhile, both the houses of the federal parliament passed a condolence motion on the sad demise of Nembang. The meetings of the National Assembly and the House of Representatives (HoR) held on Thursday passed a condolence motion on his demise.
Born on Falgun 28, 2009 BS, Nembang died on Tuesday due to a heart attack. He was 71.
He was a member of the National Assembly from the CPN-UML in 2048 BS and 2052 BS and House of Representatives in 2056 BS. Similarly, he served as the Speaker of the HoR in 2063 BS and as the chairman of the Constituent Assembly in both 2065 BS and 2070 BS.
Nembang also won the election to the HoR from Ilam Constituency-2 in 2074 BS and 2079 BS.
Additionally, Nembang served as the Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs as well as Minister for General Administration. He played a leading role in the constitution making process through the Constituent Assembly.