Prachanda’s son Prakash Dahal no more

Prakash Dhahal

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Prakash Dahal, the son of CPN (Maoist Center) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, has passed away this morning due to cardiac arrest.

He was brought to the Norvic Hospital at Thapathali in an unconscious state at 4 am today and he died shortly after that, according to a hospital source.

Maoist Center leaders and cadres as well as journalists in large numbers have gathered at the hospital premises soon after the sad news of Prakash’s passing away spread.

Dahal, who went to bed after taking jaulo, plain, soft and wholesome cooked rice given to sick people, on Saturday evening after feeling slightly ill, suffered a heart attack at night, according to family sources.

The hospital is preparing to hold a press conference to make an official announcement. Chairman Dahal is on his way to Kathmandu from Birtamod, Jhapa on a helicopter. He was set to address a  political conference to be held in Birat Chowk, Morang on Sunday.