Subas Chandra Nembang, Nepal’s key constitution drafter, is no more

Subash Chandra Nembang
Subas Chandra Nembang

Kathmandu, September 12

Former speaker and UML leader Subas Chandra Nembang died on September 12.

Nembang, a member of the House of Representatives died following a heart attack. He was 71 years old.

Family members found him collapsed in a toilet and rushed him to the hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning. However, the doctors pronounced him dead upon arrival.

Chairing both the first and second Constituent Assemblies between 2008 and 2015, he oversaw the promulgation of the constitution on September 15, 2015. He played a crucial role in bringing together all parties to ensure the constitution was drafted before the set deadline.

Senior leaders including Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and UML chair KP Sharma Oli among others went to TU Teaching Hospital to pay condolences to the Nembang family.

Subas Chandra Nembang’s body will be taken to the UML party office in Chyasal in Lalitpur and will be kept there until September 13. He will be cremated on Wednesday.

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