Nepali Congress President and Former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala passed away at 12:50 am on Tuesday, January 9, 2016.
Koirala passed away at the age of 77 due to Pneumonia last night at his residence in Kathmandu.
Koirala was elected Prime Minister on February 10, 2014.
The government has also expressed its condolence on Koirala’s death. It has also decided to honour Koirala with state funeral.
The government has also announced a public holiday on Wednesday following Koirala’s death.
Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is also scheduled to arrive in Kathmandu to pay final tribute to Koirala today evening.