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Last Updated: Sat, 01.12.12 18:05

Senior NC leader Tamang no more

Former freedom fighter and senior leader of Nepali Congress (NC), Bhim Bahadur Tamang passed away on Saturday morning. He was 78.

People expressed deep grief and paid their last tribute to senior leader of Nepali Congress (NC), Bhim Bahadur Tamang at NC's central office in Sanepa, who died at Norvic Hospital on  Saturday. nepalnews.com/rh
People expressed deep grief and paid their last tribute to senior leader of Nepali ...

He died while being rushed to Thapathali-based Norvic Hospital in the capital after suffering a mild stroke coming back from his usual morning walk, it is learnt.

Doctors declared Tamang dead after inspection at the hospital at 9 am. However, the cause of his death is yet to be ascertained.

Meanwhile, large number of NC leaders and activists along with party president Sushi Koirala have reached Norvic hospital after learning about Tamang’s demise.

NC has expressed condolence on the demise of one of the most-respected and ‘saintly’ leaders of the party and said Tamang’s body will be kept at NC party office Sanepa from 12 pm for political party leaders, friends and well-wishers to pay their last respects.

A former minister of law, Tamang was born in Dolakha district in 1933. After completing his initial education in Darjeeling, he was actively involved in an armed revolt waged by Nepali Congress to overthrow the autocratic Rana regime in 1949.

Tamang was jailed on numerous occasions during his illustrious political career which also saw him compete with current party president Sushil Koirala for the top post of the party. However, he always maintained a good distance from the power wranglings both inside his party and the political circle of the country.

Tamang, who was living at the home of advocate Radhe Shyam Adhikari since 1995, is survived by one son and a daughter. Nepalnews.com