KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Nepal’s pioneer in promoting professional media and the founding Chairman of Nepal Republic Media (NRM), Hemraj Gyawali, passed away on Saturday evening. He was 79. Gyawali breathed his last while undergoing treatment at Shahid Gangalal National Heart Center where he had been taken to after complaining of chest pain. According to the medical team attending to him, he had a mild heart attack.