Former Nepal PM Surya Bahadur Thapa dies at 87

Former Nepal Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa has died at the age of 87 due to cancer. Thapa had served as Prime Minister of Nepal for five terms under three different kings. His politcal career spans for more than 50 years. Thapa was survived by a son and three daughters.

  • He started his political career by executing “underground student movement” in 1950.
  • In 1958, he was elected to the Assembly and became Chairman of the Advisory Council.
  • In 1959, he was elected to the Upper House.
  • In 1966, he was appointed Prime Minister under the modified constitution of Nepal.
  • In 1990, he formed the Rastriya Prajatantra Party. 
  • In 1994 mid-term election, Mr. Thapa was democratically elected to the House of Representatives from his home town.
  • In 1997, he was elected as Prime Minister of Nepal for the third time by the House of Representatives, and he  led a coalition government.


  1. Nepal’s capital is Kathmandu and the currency is Nepalese Rupee.
  2. The current President of Nepal is Ram Baran Yadav.
  3. The Current Prime Minister of Nepal is Sushil Koirala.
  4. The majority of the Nepalese population follows Hinduism. Lord Shiva is regarded as the guardian deity of the country.
  5. Nepal is home to the world famous Lord Shiva temple, the Pashupatinath Temple.