Kathmandu, April 17. Nepali Congress president and former prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed his deep sorrow over the demise of Nepal Samacharpatra National Daily’s editor-in-chief Pushkar Lal Shrestha.
The noted journalist, also the founding chair of Kamana Publications, passed away this morning at the age of 60.
In a press statement, the NC president said the demise of Shrestha who had been in journalism field since long has caused an irreparable loss to the entire Nepali media.
“I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news about the death of Nepal Samachar Patra’s editor-in-chief and senior journalist Pushkar Lal Shrestha,” he said in the statement.
Highlighting the contribution of Shrestha to the promotion of Nepali journalism, leader Deuba has said with his demise, Nepali media lost a towering personality.
Meanwhile, party senior leader Ramchandra Poudel today visited the New Road-based Bhugol Park and paid emotional tribute to late Shrestha. The mortal remains of Shrestha is kept at Bhugol Park for final tributes.