The ‘Ma’ of Ma-Ha, Madan Krishna Shrestha, lost his dearest wife to colon cancer on April 2, 2018. Yesodha Subedi was 67 years old. Madan and Yesodha have a son and a daughter. The son, Yaman Shrestha, is named after the parents “Ya” for Yasodha and “Man” for Madan.
UPDATE from Pashupati Arya Ghat:
Watch the video report (and their love story):
Madan Krishna’s love story:
Madan Krishna remembers found and tied the knot with his partner Yasodha Subedi when he was 23 years old. That was in the early 70s – a time when people of different caste were not allowed to marry, by the society. Subedi and Shrestha shared a common workspace at Sanchaya Kosh. At the time, Yasodha started to work as an assistant accountant, Madan had been working there for three.
An actress of upcoming movie ‘Pinjada Back Again’ has died in a road accident. The actress has died when a water tanker crashed on her scooter in Battisputali, Kathmandu on December 27, 2017. The actress was rushed to Bir Hospital after the accident but she couldn’t be saved.
Bina is one of the actress of Nikhil Upreti’s ‘Pinjada’ sequel – ‘Pinjada Back Again’. She is also featured in a number of music videos and theatre plays. In addition to acting in movies, she was also busy in stage shows in and out of country.
At the age of 72, Prema Shah has died in the USA on December 20, 2017. She was not only the mother well known actress Jal Shah, she is a well known literary figure herself.
Born on Ashad 16, 2002 BS at Shreepur of Birgunj, Prema lived in Kathmandu at her maternal uncle’s home in an early age. He grew up in the care of a nanny in Kathmandu, Tuasidevi Upadhaya Koirala. She completed her schooling from Adarsha Kanya Niketan at Mangalbazar, Patan in 2016 BS after completion of her SLC. After that she went to Patan College where she completed her Bahelors degree. She did her Masters’ degree from TU, Kirtipur.
Although the death of Prakash Dahal, the son of Prachanda ,is confirmed by different sources, it is not officially announced. Prachand’s long time associate, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has also confirmed the death and has sent his condolences through social media.
Why the delay in official announcement?
The hospital hasn’t officially announced the death of Prakash Dahal. But, everybody else including the family have confirmed the death. Prachanda has taken a helicopter to return back to Kathmandu from Jhapa where he was in the election campaign. The official announcement of the death is expected after Prachanda arrives at the hospital.
Why Prakash didn’t go with his father to Jhapa?
Prakash has been assisting his father in most of his works for a long time. He used to be with his father most of the time. On the day before his death, he was helping his father in election campaign in Chitwan. On Saturday, Prachanda had to go to Jhapa to address the mass meeting there. He had asked his son to go with him but, Prakash told that he wasn’t feeling well. He decided to go to Kathmandu to take rest instead.
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:
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.
Shortest artist in Nepal, Dipen Shah, has died on November 16, 2017 at the age of 19. He was admitted to the hospital after he had fever. According to the family sources, both of his kidneys had failed and he had also problem in his heart.
Born in 2055 in Bhimeshwor Municipality in Dolkha, Dipen had acted in a number of television serials. ‘Jhayaikuti Jhayai’ and ‘Chheu Na Tuppo’ were two of his most popular serials. In addition to TV serials, he had also acted Nepali movies. After debuting in ‘Sarathi’ he had also acted in ‘Joker’.
The 33-years-old director, Nilu Doma Sherpa, died on July 1, 2017 (read the news). The death of Nilu is termed suspicious because of unexplained events leading to her death. Here are some of the facts that have made the death suspicious:
- Nilu was in party mood and had participated in the marriage of Nisha Adhikari on Friday. She was also present in the Mehendi ceremony held on Wednesday. She was in jolly mood in that event. She had also shared photo of the marriage and the Mehandi ceremony.
- In the news, it was reported that she complained at 2:00 AM in the night. But, she was taken to the hospital after more than six hours. She was already dead when she reached hospital. Questions are raised why the delay was caused.
- In the news, there are two conflicting health conditions. She was reportedly having depression issues for some time. In addition to that, she was also told to have liver issues. The cause of death however is unrelated – she is told to have died of heart attack. To a layman like me – the cause of death and the health issues are unrelated. (May be some medical doctor might enlighten me.)
Nilu was a lesbian
Nilu was the first and the only film maker who had openly openly admitted that she was a lesbian. In a documentary she made she has told, “I am Nilu and I am a lesbian, homosexual, or gay, however you want to put it.” Watch the following video report for the details:
It is a very sad day for the Nepali film industry. A young and talented director has died of heart attack in her home on July 1, 2017. According to reports, Nilu complained about pain at around 2:00 AM. When she was rushed to the hospital at 8 AM in the morning she was already dead.
Video report about Nilu’s death:
Who was Nilu Doma Sherpa?
Born in 1985, Nilu Doma Sherpa, debuted as a film director in the 2015 release movie, ‘How Funny’. The movie produced by ex-Miss Nepal, Malvika Subba, featured well known actors like Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki, and Keki Adhikari. The movie also featured journalist Rishi Dhamala in a guest role. Although the movie was not successful commercially, one of the songs of the movie had been very popular.
Asmita Sedhai, the wife of late Anil Adhikari (Yama Buddha) wasn’t seen at the last rituals held in Pashupati Aryaghat on January 28, 2016. Anil Adhikari was living at Asmita’s parental home in London at the time of his death. He was found dead at their bathroom in the morning of January 14.
Who is Anil Adhikari’s wife?
Asmita Sedai is a 25 years old UK resident girl of Nepali origin. She married Nepali rap singer Anil Adhikari, popularly known as Yama Buddha in 2013. After marriage, Yama Buddha went to UK in a dependent visa in 2014.
Yama Buddha family. Left – mother, father, and Anil Adhikari. Right – Resh Marahatta, his sister and his wife Asmita at the end.
The question “Why did Yama Buddha committed suicide?” is still unanswered (at least, officially). The official report – post mortem report says that Anil Adhikari, Yama Buddha, had committed suicide. Although there was injuries in his jaws and he had taken some wine – there were no signs of anybody doing any foul play. The police has done the investigation and has rule out any issues.
But, a lot of conspiracy theories are going around. I think the story presented in the following video makes the most sense.
Yama Buddha Body brought to Nepal
The deceased singer Yama Buddha, Anil Adhikari’s body being brought to Kathmandu on January 28, 2017 for the last rituals. The arrival is scheduled at 3:00 PM via Etihad Airlines.
Anil’s body will be kept in Pragya Bhawan for public display and last goodbye. In the evening of the same day, the last rituals will be conducted at Pashupati Aryaghat.
Yama Buddha report in Dailymail
The report published online in the UK newspaper, Dailymail, has created a controversy about who saw Anil Adhikari for the first time in the bathroom. In earlier report a guy living in the house, Roshan Bhattarai, had claimed that he had seen Anil in the bathroom for the first time.
The year 2016 had been a tragic year in term of losing Nepali artists. The trend continues in 2017. In the beginning of the year, we lost 79 years old Bishnu Bhakta Phuyal when he died while acting in a play on January 3, 2017. Then came another tragic news when singer Yama Buddha, Anil Pokharel took his own life in London on January 14, 2017. Now, on January 25, 2017 another musician, Panna Kaji has died.
The singer of ‘Tiriri Murali Bajyo Banaima’, 85-years-old Panna Kaji had died of his old age. He was sick for a long time and had died in his home at Teku.
Panna Kaji started singing in 2004 BS and he sang his first song in Radio Nepal in 2008 BS. He however had to wait 8 more years before recording his first song in 2016 BS. After serving in Radio Nepal for a long time, he retired in 2040 BS.
In a surprising tragic incident, the senior actor popularly known as ‘Yo My Love’ for his role in popular comedy serial ‘Tito Satya’ had died. The actor was performing in a theatre play at the time of his death. Mid-way in the play, he had suddenly died in the evening of January 3, 2017, Tuesday in Rastriya Naachghar, Jamal, Kathmandu.
The 80-years old actor is the second actor of ‘Tito Satya’ who has died in a month. Last month, another comedy actor popularly known as Ladalam, RP Bhattarai had died. They both have died of heart failure.
The comedy actor popularly known as ‘Lajalam’ of the popular comedy serial ‘Tito Staya’ has died on December 9, 2016. 45 years old comedian has also actress in a number of comedy serials in television.
The overweight actor is known for his dialogue, “Lajalam ho mero naam. Engineer mero kaam.” According to Deepak Raj Giri of ‘Tito Satya’ he used to be worried of being overweight. He was suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes.
A well known Nepali folk singer and musician Khem Raj Gurung has died in a hospital in Kathmandu at the age of 42. According to the cousin of Khem Raj, Ratna Gurung, the singer had died on August 25, 2016 due to complications caused by jaundice. A liver patient, Khem Raj, was admitted to the hospital ten days before his death after the symptoms of jaundice appeared in his body. He was treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital after his health condition worsened.
Video report on the death of Khem Raj Gurung:
Who is Khem Raj Gurung?
Originally from Khandbari of Sankhuwasabha district, Khem Raj Gurung was living with his sons at Sukedhara, Kathmandu residence. Gurung is survived by his wife and two sons. He is considered the only national level singers from Sankhuwasabha district.