Surya Bahadur Thapa, former Prime Minister (PM) of Nepal passed away on 15 April 2015 in Gurgaon. He was 87.
Thapa had served as Prime Minister of Nepal for five times under three different kings. His was in office from 1963-64, 1965–69, 1979–83, 1997–98 and 2003-04.
About Surya Bahadur Thapa
- Surya Bahadur Thapa was born on 21 March 1928 in Muga village, Dhankuta district. He had completed his higher studies from Allahabad University, Uttar Pradesh.
- His political career spanned more than 50 years. He had started his political career in 1950 by executing underground student movement.
- In 1958, he was elected to the Assembly and became Chairman of the Advisory Council. He was elected to the Upper House of Nepal in 1959.
- In 1960, under the newly introduced Panchayat system of Nepal, he was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Forest and Industry.
Surya Bahadur Thapa’s son Sunil Bahadur Thapa at present is serving as the Minister of Commerce and Supplies in the Sushil Koirala-led coalition government.