Pradip Giri, a Nepali Congress intellectual, is no more

Pradeep Giri Pradip Giri
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Kathmandu, August 21

Pradip Giri, a lawmaker of the ruling Nepali Congress party, has passed away. He was 75.

The party and family confirm the leader better known for his intellectual comments on a range of issues breathed his last at Nepal Mediciti Hospital in Lalitpur at around 9:30 pm on Saturday. He was suffering from cancer, and pneumonia coupled with it had led to multi-organ failure at the last stage.

Giri’s knowledge of political theories, in particular, socialism, and other social concerns was so famous that even communist parties would invite him to train their cadres on Marxism, socialism and democracy.

He was elected the House of Representatives member from Siraha-1 in the 2017 parliamentary elections.

Nepali Congress parliamentary party whip Min Bahadur Bishwakarma says Pradip Giri’s body will be kept at the hospital premises on Sunday morning and the party office in the afternoon to pay final tributes.

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