Jhapa, 6 Feb: Central member of the Nepali Congress and former minister Keshav Kumar Budhathoki passed away while undergoing treatment at Birat Medical College, Biratnagar last night.
The 80-year-old leader had been suffering from prostate cancer for long, according to NC secretary at Jhapa, Krishna Humagain. A permanent resident of Arjundhara municipality-8 of Jhapa, Budhathoki was a bold, assertive and popular leader.
He is lived by spouse, two sons and two daughters. The late Budhathoki had become national panchayat member in 2043BS. He later became minister of state for water resources. He was elected to House of Representatives member from Nepali Congress from Jhapa (5) in 2064Bs and the constituent assembly member in 2070BS.