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Girija Prasad Koirala

Nepalese politician

Nepal Ratna Girija Prasad Koirala (Nepali: गिरीजाप्रसाद कोइराला About this soundListen ; 4 July 1924 – 20 March 2010),[1][2] was a Nepalese politician. He was the Prime Minister of Nepal four times, including from 1991 to 1994, 1998 to 1999, 2000 to 2001, and from 2006 to 2008.


Girija Prasad Koirala
गिरीजाप्रसाद कोइराला
Girija Prasad Koirala (cropped).jpg
Head of State of Nepal
Acting
In office
15 January 2007 – 23 July 2008
Preceded byGyanendra (King)
Succeeded byRam Baran Yadav (President)
30th Prime Minister of Nepal
In office
25 April 2006 – 18 August 2008
MonarchKing Gyanendra
DeputyRam Chandra Poudel
Preceded bySher Bahadur Deuba
Succeeded byPushpa Kamal Dahal
In office
22 March 2000 – 26 July 2001
MonarchKing Birendra
King Dipendra
King Gyanendra
Preceded byKrishna Prasad Bhattarai
Succeeded bySher Bahadur Deuba
In office
15 April 1998 – 31 May 1999
MonarchKing Birendra
Preceded bySurya Bahadur Thapa
Succeeded byKrishna Prasad Bhattarai
In office
26 May 1991 – 30 November 1994
MonarchKing Birendra
Preceded byKrishna Prasad Bhattarai
Succeeded byMan Mohan Adhikari
5th President of the Nepali Congress
In office
11 January 1992 – 20 March 2010
Preceded byKrishna Prasad Bhattarai
Succeeded bySushil Koirala
Personal details
Born(1924-07-04)4 July 1924
Saharsa, Bihar, British Raj (present-day India)
Died20 March 2010(2010-03-20) (aged 85)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Political partyNepali Congress
Spouse(s)Sushma Koirala
ChildrenSujata Koirala
ParentsKrishna Prasad Koirala (father)
RelativesSee Koirala family

He was the Acting Head of State of Nepal between January 2007 and July 2008 as the country became a republic.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Girija Prasad Koirala passes away at 86; last rites on Sunday". Ekantipur. Kathmandu, Nepal. 20 March 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  2. Kiran Chapagain and Jim Yardley (22 March 2010). "Girija Prasad Koirala, Former Nepal Premier, Dies at 86". The New York Times. Kathmandu, Nepal. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  3. "Forgotten and forgiven evils: Top ten Corrupt Politicians". 30 November 2006.