KATHMANDU — Final rituals of former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala was performed in the Pashupati Aryaghat on Wednesday.
His nephew Atul Koirala has performed the final rituals according to the Hindu culture.
A Nepal Army troop offered a 13-cannon salute in his honor before the rituals.
Likewise, troop of Nepali Police provided a guard of honor at Pashupati Aryaghat when his funeral pyre was lit.
A Cabinet meeting on Tuesday had decided that he would be cremated with state honours. The government has also announced public holiday on Wednesday.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli offered his last tribute to late Koirala and draped the former PM’s body with national flag.
Earlier, the funeral procession of Koirala has begun in the Capital on Wednesday.
His mortal remains have been placed in Nepal Army’s van (Lu 1 Ga 145). Requiem was played before the funeral procession made its way out of the Stadium.
Thousands of people including NC sympathisers, civil society leaders, industrialists and relatives participated in the procession.
The procession that commenced at around 2:30 pm from the Dashrath Stadium has passed through Tripureshwor, Putalisadak, Kamalpokhari, Maitidevi and Gaushala to Pashupati Aryaghat.
Koirala (76) died of cardiac arrest at 12:50 am on Tuesday.
He served as Nepal’s 37th Prime Minister from February 2014 to October 2015.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
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.
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”.