Kathmandu, Feb 9: Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has passed away at 12:50 this night at his residence in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepali Congress General Secretary Prakash Man Singh said.
The former Prime Minister was 76. He was suffering from pneumonia and fever for the past few days.
Country’s 37th Prime Minister, Koirala was born to Bodh Prasad Koirala and Kumunidi on August, 12 1939.
NC’s senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba, Vice-President Ram Chandra Poudel, general secretaries Singh and Krishna Prasad Sitaula and a large number of NC cadres have reached Koirala’s residence to pay tribute to the party president.
Issuing a press statement, the Nepali Congress has said that the entire programmes of the party’s 13th general convention have been postponed until next notice after the demise of party president Koirala.
Likewise, the party has called an emergency meeting of the central working committee (CWC) at 11:00 this morning at the party’s central office in Sanepa, Lalitpur.
NC Vice-President Ram Chandra Poudel said that Koirala’s body would be kept at his residence till 8:00 am and would be kept at the party central office in Sanepa till 12 noon. The body would be brought at Dasharath Stadium for condolence.