Gurubacharya covered most of the landmark events in recent Nepali history for the world through AP, from King Mahendra’s coup in 1960, the coronation of King Birendra, the 1980 referendum, the royal massacre of 2001 and the Maoist conflict. He was also on the frontlines of coverage of mountaineering expeditions in the Nepal Himalaya, and served as Kathmandu correspondent of the Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun.
Gurubacharya was a founding member, and president for a time, of the Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ). NEFEJ used the freedoms after 1990 to not just push environmental activism over issues like the Chobar Cement Factory and Arun III, but also to open up space for media coverage of other political and economic matters.
Gurubacharya was suffering from Parkinson’s disease.