One of the participants of the indefinite hunger strike, Bimal Poudel, has to withdraw himself from the protest after his 69-year-old father died in Chitwan. His father was suffering from problems in his kidney.
The film artists’ protest started on Bimal’s leadership but, after the sudden loss in his home, the protesting committee has decided to let Bimal go home and perform the final rituals of his father. Director Yadav Kharel offered juice to Bimal to end his strike at around 4:00 PM on January 30.
Actor Jaya Kishan Basnet will replace Bimal Poudel starting January 31.
To take the protest to new heights, the protesting artists have formed a 11-member advisory committee to advice the protesting artists. The committee members include well known artists like Harihar Sharma, Hari Bansha Acharya, Basundhara Bhusal, Laxmi Sharma, Krishna Malla, Rajendra Shalav, Rabindra Khadka, Karishma Manandhar, Rajesh Hamal, and Shiva Dhakal. Aakash Adhikari is also chosen the secretarial member of the committee.
xNepali team offers condolence to Bimal Poudel and his family on the sudden loss of his father. May his soul rest in peace.