The only son of CPN Maoist (Center), Puspa Kamal Dahal, Prachanda, has died in the morning of November 18, 2017. Prakash was taken to hospital at around 5 in the morning. According to the hospital source he had died before he reached the hospital.
Twitter update by journalist Vijaya Kumar Pandey:
प्रचण्डपु्त्र प्रकास दाहालको देहावसान । मृत्युको कारण बारे नर्भिक अस्पतालको आधिकारिक धारणा आउन बाकी । अस्पताल स्रोतका अनुसार उनलाइ मृत अवस्थामा अस्पताल ल्याइएको थियो । शोकाकुल परिवारमा हार्दिक समवेदना ।
— Vijay Kumar Panday (@Vijaykumarko) November 19, 2017
Prakash Dahal had been a controversial figure in the Nepali politics. Apart from being the son of one of the most influential person in the Nepali politics he was talked about for his personal relationships.
It is a sad incident and I wish the deceased soul rest in peace.
Prachanda is currently in Jhapa for the election campaign. He has reportedly returned back to Kathamndu as soon as he heard the news of his son’s demise.
UPDATE: Prakash had heart failure at 5:38 and he was admitted to Norvic Hospital at 6:00 AM. Although he was brought at hospital at 5:45 AM, the initial investigation show that the first stroke happened at 1 AM.
In the report, the mother Sita Dahal also has health problems. A team of doctors is treating Sita Dahal in their residence at Lazimpat. While the father Prachanda is arriving from Biratnagar, Prakash’s wife Bina Magar is arriving from Kanchanpur.
A huge crowd has gathered at the hospital. Maoist leaders including Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ and Giriraj Mani Pokharel have reached the hospital. A big force of police is also providing security at the hospital.