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Surya Bahadur Thapa

Prime Minister of Nepal

Surya Bahadur Thapa (Nepali: सूर्य बहादुर थापा March 21, 1928 – April 15, 2015) was a Nepalese politician. He has served as the Prime Minister of Nepal for five terms, under three different kings, in a political career lasting more than 50 years.[1] His terms were 1963-64, 1965–69, 1979–83, 1997–98 and 2003-04. Surya Bahadur Thapa had been the first Prime Minister of the Panchayat System.

Surya Bahadur Thapa
सूर्य बहादुर थापा
Surya Bahadur Thapa at home.JPG
Surya Bahadur Thapa at his residence.
24th Prime Minister of Nepal
In office
5 June 2003 – 3 June 2004
MonarchGyanendra
Preceded byLokendra Bahadur Chand
Succeeded bySher Bahadur Deuba
In office
7 October 1997 – 15 April 1998
MonarchBirendra
Preceded byLokendra Bahadur Chand
Succeeded byGirija Prasad Koirala
In office
30 May 1979 – 12 July 1983
MonarchBirendra
Preceded byKirti Nidhi Bista
Succeeded byLokendra Bahadur Chand
In office
26 January 1965 – 7 April 1969
MonarchBirendra
Preceded byTulsi Giri
Succeeded byKirti Nidhi Bista
In office
23 December 1963 – 26 February 1964
Preceded byTulsi Giri
Succeeded byTulsi Giri
Personal details
Born(1928-03-21)March 21, 1928
DiedApril 15, 2015(2015-04-15) (aged 87)
Delhi, India
Political partyRastriya Prajatantra Party

Thapa died at the age of 87 in a hospital in Delhi, India from respiratory failure after undergoing surgery.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Welcome to Frontline : Vol. 29 :: No. 16". Hinduonnet.com. Retrieved 2012-08-18.
  2. "Former PM Thapa passes away". Nepal Times.com. Retrieved April 16, 2015.