The first Nepali to die of COVID-19 in Saudi Arab is Lilamani Katuwal. The 51-years old was one of the 42 Nepali who are confirmed to have coronavirus.
Name : Lilamani Katuwal
Age : 51 years
Location : COVID Special Hospital, Malaja, Riyadh
Originally from – Itahari – 5
Date : May 2, 2020
Known Medical Condition : Diabetes
According to report, a resident of Itahari Sub Metropolitan – 5, 51-years-old Lilamani Katuwal was fighting with coronavirus for the last month. He was admitted to the hospital on the new year day, on Baisakh 1st. Katuwal was kept in ventilator on Baisakh 13 after his condition became serious. On the 20th of Baisakh he died, becoming the first Nepali to die of the disease in Arab countries.
According to reports, he had diabetes and was working in Saudi for the last 22-years.
Another Ex-Gorkha Army, Narayan Gurung has died of coronavirus on May 4, 2020. Gurung had been an active social worker in the Nepali community.
Name : Narayan Konme Gurung
Age : 75 years
Location : George Eliot Hospital, United Kingdom
Originally from – Parbat
Date : May 4, 2020, Monday
According to reports, ex-Gorkha army, leading social worker, Narayan Gurung died at around 4:15 on May 4, 2020 while being treated at George Eliot Hospital. He had no known medical conditions.
Gurung was admitted to hospital on April 26 when he started facing breathing difficulties. He was given oxygen mask while in the hospital. Because of his poor health condition, he wasn’t placed in ventilator.
Name : Gopal Shahi
Age : 72 years
Location : Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Originally from – Pyuthan
Date : April 22, 2020, Wednesday
A literately figure and ex-Gorkha army, Gopal Shahi was admitted to London’s Royal Free Hospital two weeks before his death on April 29.
Shahi were living with his wife in South-East part of London for a long time. They were recently living in Whitecity London.
Shahi was originally from Pyuthan. At present, his family members are living in Bhairahawa and Mumbai, India.
Both Shahi and his wife had contacted coronavirus. His wife got better but Shahi couldn’t.
Govinda Shahi was interested in literature and was known as ‘Pathik’ as literary-name. He was active among the literature-loving Nepali community of South-East London. The community held a virtual meeting in London to remember Pathik and wish his departed soul rest in peace.