Nepali politicians pay homage to Prachanda's son

By Binod Prasad Adhikari | Updated: Nov 19, 2017 19:28 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], November 19 (ANI): Nepali politicians on Sunday paid homage to former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's son Prakash Dahal in capital Kathmandu's Paris Danda, the CPN Maoist Centre headquarters.

The former prime minister from the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML), Nepali Congress, Maoist Centre and other parties reached the party headquarters to pay homage.

Some leaders also took to Twitter to pay tribute to former prime minister's deceased son.

Prakash Dahal passed away after suffering a massive heart attack.

He was taken to Thapathali-based Norvic Hospital where the doctors declared him dead before his arrival to the hospital.

"The retina was dilated which means it was wide open and there was no reaction of light. The reflexes of the legs were also absent and the body had gone stiff which means he might have took his last breath some two to three hours before he arrived here," a doctor of Norvic Hospital where Dahal was taken after the brief cardiac arrest informed.

"He had a brief talk with father Prachanda last night and was suggested to go hospital but he (Prakash) intended to go next morning (Sunday) if the condition worsens. He had ate Jaulo (mixture of rice and pulses) before going to bed and was suffering from fever for three days," one of the members close to Dahal's family told, seeking anonymity.

Meanwhile, CPN (MC) Chairman Dahal, who was scheduled to address an election meet of the left alliance at Biratchok, Morang, flew back from Birtamod, Jhapa to Kathmandu in a helicopter.

Prakash (36), who was working as private secretary to his father, was also a central member of the party and is survived by two wives and as many children. (ANI)