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Senior politician Devkota passes away

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Death of Senior politician Devkota
Death of Senior politician Devkota

Kathmandu, August 10, 2015: At the age of 83, senior politician and litterateur Rajeshwor Devkota has passed away, 5:00 am this morning .

Devkota died at Bansbari-based Neuro Hospital during treatment . As stated by Anil Yogi, Devkota’s assistant, he was detailed to have been infected with pneumonia.

Devkota is survived by father, a son and two daughters. For the last accolade, his mortal remains would be kept at the Nepal Academy at Kamaladi . At the Pashupati Aryaghat, his final ceremony would be performed today itself.

Born at Pandit Gaun in Gorkha, one of the first-of-its-kind students’ act of Nepal held in 1951,  Devkota was one of the front runner of the Jayam Sanskritam Aandolan.

Devkota was the founder of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party , also the chairman of the Rastriya Panchayat. He was also administrator of the Rastrabadi Abhiyan, patriotic movement.

Mostly in the realm  of fiction, the Former Minister Devkota was proficient  in literature. In 1987, for his novel ‘Utsarga Prem’, he was awarded with Madan Purakshar. Amongst others, he was also awarded with reputed awards like Bhanu Puraskar ,Sanjha Puraskar, and Bednidhi Puraskar.

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