Nepali Victims Of COVID-19 : Gopal Shahi Pathik (a poet)

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.

The ‘Sahitya Chauthari UK’ held the virtual meeting on April 24. They took a minute-long silence to remember poet Pathik. The meeting was organized by poet Chandra Karki. They also decided to collect fund to help the family of Pathik.

Condolence to the family and friends of Gopal Shah and wish the departed soul rest in peace.

Poems of the poet, Gopal Shahi Pathik was also collected in the book published by Sahitya Chautari UK and titled ‘Thames Ka Kabyik Chalharu’.

NOTE: I have decided to document and collect all the information of the Nepali people who have been the victim of COVID-19. These posts will be updated as more information about them is shared by their friends and families. So, if you know Gopal Shah or any other, please comment. Thank you for your help.

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