Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli draps the party flag over the body of Ram Prasad Sharma at Nepal Academy in the Capital on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Photo: RSS
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Saturday paid tribute to late litterateur Ram Prasad Sharma ‘Pradeep’.
PM Oli visited the Nepal Academy at Kamaladi where the litterateur’s mortal remains have been kept for tribute.
CPN-UML senior leader Jhalanath Khanal, Secretary Pradeep Gyawali, Minister for Livestock Development Shanta Manavi, Nepal Academy Member Secretary Dr Dipendra Dev Giri, National People’s Culture Federation Chairman Khagendra Rai and Progressive Writers Association Chairman Matrika Pokharel paid tributes to the late writer.
Sharma’s body will be kept at the Academy premises until 12 noon.
It will then be taken to Pashupati Aryaghat for cremation.
Litterateur ‘Pradeep’ passed away after a cardiac arrest at the age of 67 on Friday.