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Bhakti Thapa is the latest national hero of Nepal

File: A widely-circulated portrait of Nepal’s national hero Bhakti Thapa

Kathmandu, July 1

The government has declared Bhakti Thapa as the latest national hero (rastriya bibhuti) of Nepal.

The 73-year-old Thapa had sacrificed his life during a fight with the English army in Deuthal, which lies in Uttarakhand of India currently, in 1815.

The government spokesperson, Communications and Information Technology Minister Basanta Kumar Nembang, informed in his press briefing on Wednesday that a recent cabinet meeting declared him a national hero. With this, the number of national heroes of Nepal has reached 17.

Who are the national heroes of Nepal so far?

  1. Lord Buddha
  2. Anshubarma
  3. Sita
  4. Janak
  5. Araniko
  6. Ram Shah
  7. Amar Singh Thapa
  8. Prithvi Narayan Shah
  9. Bhanu Bhakta Acharya
  10. Bhimsen Thapa
  11. Balabhadra Kunwar
  12. King Tribhuvan Shah
  13. Motiram Bhatta
  14. Shankhadhar Shakhwa
  15. Pasang Lhamu Sherpa
  16. Mahaguru Phalgunanda
  17. Bhakti Thapa

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