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Former footballer Mani Shah dies aged 51

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KATHMANDU — Nepal’s legendary footballer, a gold-medalist of 1993 SAFF Championship, Mani Bikram Shah has passed away while undergoing treatment at the Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu on Monday. He was 51.

Shah died of liver failure around 5:42 pm this evening, according to the hopital.

Shah, who was brought to the hospital with chronic liver cirrhosis was admitted to the General Intensive Care Unit in the hospital, died of liver failure due to liver cirrhosis, the official said.

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Shah’s body will be kept at All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) complex on Tuesday for condolence offerings, according to the ANFA spokesperson.

The former football superstar of Nepal was working as a coach in recent times. He was also involved in hotel management.
Shah had represented Nepal for over a decade, from 1985 to 1998, after making his debut at the age of 18 in the second edition of South Asian Football Federation (SAFF).

He has a wife and a daughter.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

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Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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