Nembang’s final rites performed with state honour

Photo: Barsha Shah

Kathmandu, 14 Sept: A large number of relatives, admirers and well-wishers bade their last farewell to Subhash Chandra Nembang, Constituent Assembly Chairman and a senior leader of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, at Pashupati Aryaghat with full state honour on Thursday.

He was accorded full state honors and the government announced a day of national mourning and public holiday as his body was consigned to flame, two days after he suffered a fatal heart attack.

Nembang was chair of the both constituent assemblies and had also been the speaker of the House of Representatives earlier.

Currently, he was vice chairman of the communist party of Nepal- unified Marxist Leninist.

Nembang,71, died on Tuesday morning due to heart attack.

The funeral procession today began from his residence at Baluwatar which reached Pashupati Aryaghst through Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Narayan Gopal Chowk, Dhumbarahi, Chabahil and Gaushala.

Prime Minister Pushpa  Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and several leaders cutting across party lines as well as from various walks of life extended tribute to Nembang at Pashupati Aryaghat where his body was lying in state draped in the national flag.

Nembang’s two sons lit the fire to the funeral pyre as the huge gathering looked on.