Ujwal Thapa, founder of Bibeksheel Sajha Party, passed away on Tuesday. He was 44. He breathed his last today at 4:25 pm, in Mediciti Hospital in Lalitpur.
He was battling multiple health complications caused by Covid-19 and had been put on ventilator support for treatment. He was admitted to HAMS hospital first then was shifted to Grande Hospital. After his health deteriorated, he was moved to Mediciti Hospital for ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) treatment.
Friends and well-wishers of Thapa had set up a public donation drive to cover the medical expenses incurred during hospital treatment.
Ujwal Thapa was known to be among the first people to sow the seeds of alternative politics in Nepal. He can be largely credited for the new wave of non-violent, peaceful, and creative protesting ‘styles’ that can be seen across urban centers of the country of late. The movement initially became a platform to raise voices against corruption and other social ills. The movement also supported Dr. Govind KC’s cause to reform the medical education sector in the country.
What initially started as a social movement, Bibeksheel later transformed into a political party. The party was named Bibeksheel Nepali Party.
He is also the co-founder of Entrepreneurs for Nepal, a vibrant platform that builds Entrepreneurs in/for Nepal.
You can read his inspiring blog at https://www.whynepal.com
We express our heartfelt condolences to him!