Swaraj pays homage to former Nepal PM Sushil Koirala

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Kathmandu, Feb 9 (ANI): Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday evening paid homage to former Nepal prime minister Sushil Koirala at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu.

Koirala died of cardiac arrest after suffering from a bout of pneumonia in the wee hours of Tuesday morning,reports The Himalayan Times.

Koirala will be honoured with a state funeral and cremated on Wednesday. Nepal has declared Wednesday a public holiday.

The Government of Nepal expressed shock over the untimely demise of the former prime minister and offered its heartfelt condolences on his death.

‘Nepal government will always remember the contribution of Koirala in the promulgation of the new constitution,’ said a press statement issued by Prime Minister’s K.P. Oli’s office after a Cabinet meeting. (ANI)

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