Former Nepal PM Prachanda’s Only Son, Prakash Dahal, Dies Due to Heart Failure
Kathmandu, Nov 19: Nepal’s former prime minister and CPN (Maoist-Centre) chief Prachanda’s only son Prakash Dahal died on Sunday due to heart failure. The news of Prakash’s death comes two weeks before the first phase of provincial and parliamentary elections. Prakash’s wife Bina Dahal is also contesting election for the Parliament from Kanchanpur district.
Prakash, who was in his mid-thirties, was rushed to the Thapathali-based Norvic International Hospital early on Sunday morning, where he was pronounced dead, hospital sources have been quoted as saying in a report by The Press Trust of India.
Prakash’s death was also confirmed by the sources close to the Maoist party chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda.
Prakash was secretary to his father Prachanda and also central member of CPN (Maoist-Centre). He is survived by two wives and two children.
After receiving the news of his son’s death, Prachanda has left for Kathmandu from Jhapa, where he was attending election campaign for the upcoming elections. Prakash’s sister and Bharatpur mayor Renu Dahal and CPN (MC) leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha are also on their way to Kathmandu.
Besides Prakash, Prachanda has three daughters.