KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Nepal's former ambassador to Pakistan, Govinda Prasad Lohani, passed away on Saturday night. He was 93.
Lohani, who was also a senior Nepali economist and writer, breathed his last while undergoing treatment at Nepal Mediciti Hospital in Lalitpur, on Saturday night, according to family sources.
He served as Nepal's envoy to Pakistan from 1978 to 1982.
Lohani had been suffering from a respiratory disease for the past two months. His final rites are being performed today. Lohani is survived by three sons and a daughter. He penned several books on literature, culture, economy and philosophy.
Lohani also played a role in founding Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of the country.