Jhakku Subedi survives heart attack

File: Jhakku Subedi

Kathmandu, November 5

Nepal Communist Party central leader Jhakku Prasad Subedi, who rose to limelight by defeating the then chief of CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal in 2008 parliamentary elections in Kathmandu, survived a major heart attack on Monday.

The leader’s son-in-law Madhu Upreti informs that Subedi survived the problem while he was heading towards Dang from Kathmandu on Monday. After that, he was rushed back to Norvic Hospital in Kathmandu.

Doctors reportedly found out that the right valve of Subedi’s heart was completely closed. A surgery was done yesterday to open it back. Currently, he is undergoing further treatment in the intensive care unit of the hospital.

The ruling party’s chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal visited Subedi at the hospital this morning.

The family sources say Subedi did not have any heart problems in the past. He was on the way to Dang to meet his son Santosh. Santosh is a member of the banned Maoist party led by Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’. He was arrested in a police operation recently.

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