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Jagadish Ghimire, 68

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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Jagadish GhimireWriter Jagadish Ghimire died on Thursday morning at the age of 68. He had spent the last month under intensive care after a recurrence of cancer.

Ghimire was diagnosed of multiple myeloma eight years ago and had undergone successful treatment. The book Antarmanko Yatra he then wrote about his fight with cancer won the Madan Puraskar 2064 for being a milestone achievement in Nepali prose.

His last work was Sakas, a novel about the subalterns in modern Nepali history. Other published works include novels Lilam, Sabiti, Bardi, a play Santan and a collection of short stories.

Ghimire was also a social worker, political and social analyst, as well as a founding chairman of Tilganga Eye Hospital.

He is survived by his wife Durga and children Himal and Joon.

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3 Responses to “Jagadish Ghimire, 68”

  1. rupa joshi on Says:

    a great loss for the nation. a man who has done a lot…for literature, yes.. but even more for his native ramechhap… a visionary… soft spoken.. wise… rest in peace…

  2. R Rai on Says:

    Heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family. RIP Jagadish Ghimire.

  3. Bijaya Ghimire on Says:

    Mr Ghimire’s Sakas can not be compared to any literary works from Nepal for me. He had knowledge of eastern and western world so he was able to write in such depth.

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