Gopal Bhutani – A Nepali who could never became a Nepali Citizen

gopal_bhutani It’s a sad day, a successful Nepali film personality, Gopal Bhutani, has died. I am more saddened by the fact that the Nepal government never offered him his birthright of Nepali citizenship.

After pressure from the persons in film sector, the government had agreed to fulfill his “last wish”. But, the officials from the Home Ministry called an hour after his death to offer the citizenship certificate.

Born as Gopal Tamang in Ilam, Eastern Nepal, Bhutani went to work in Bollywood in 1940s. When he returned back, the government officials refused him the citizenship due to the title “Bhutani” in his name.

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When police break the rules

The following photo raises a serious concern towards the social responsibilities of the Nepalese police force. They are supposed to teach the people to obey the rules and be safe. But the officer in charge of this group has risked the lives of these people and have given a wrong message to the general public.

When police - break rules - deepkiran sharma

I hope they will realize their mistake and act responsibly in the future. The photo taken by Deepkiran Sharma in near Mahankalsthan temple, Military Hospital, and Bir Hospital.