Marich Man Singh Shrestha

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Marich Man Singh Shrestha
मरिचमान सिंह श्रेष्ठ
28th Prime Minister of Nepal
In office
15 June 1986 – 6 April 1990
Monarch King Birendra
Preceded by Nagendra Prasad Rijal
Succeeded by Lokendra Bahadur Chand
Personal details
Born (1942-01-01)1 January 1942
Khalanga Bazar, Salyan District, Nepal
Died 15 August 2013(2013-08-15) (aged 71)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Bishnu Devi Shrestha
Children Anil, Sanjaya, Rashmi, Ranjan

Marich Man Singh Shrestha (Nepali: मरिचमान सिंह श्रेष्ठ; 1 January 1942 – 15 August 2013) was a Nepalese politician and former Prime Minister of Nepal. He was born in 1942 in Khalanga Bazar, Salyan, Nepal.[1]

Political career

He served as Prime Minister of Nepal from 15 June 1986 to 6 April 1990. Prior to that he was Speaker of the National Assembly of Nepal. He was a member of the Newar community and was the first member of that ethnic group to become prime minister.

In his office, he braved the sixteen months long ordeal of economic blockade (March 23, 1989) imposed on Nepal by India. He was responsible for the mass suppression of democratic forces during the Mass Movement of 2046 BS (1989 AD) and this act highly degraded his status. He was dismissed by the King Birendra during political tensions in which protestors called for multiparty elections.[2] Subsequently a draft constitution was introduced which allowed for direct elections to a bicameral parliament.[3][4]


Shrestha was brought to the Kathmandu from New Delhi-based Medicity Hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment and was on ventilator support.[5] He told family members that he wished to die in his own country and was air lifted to Kathmandu. Shrestha died of lung cancer[6] at 3:00 on 15 August 2013 at Norvic Hospital, Kathmandu.[7][8]


  1. ^ Nepal Who's who - Google Books. 2008-06-04. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  2. ^ "Former Nepal PM Marich Man Singh Shrestha dies". BBC. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  3. ^ Taylor & Francis Group (2004). Europa World Year Book 2. Taylor & Francis. p. 3042. ISBN 1-85743-255-X.
  4. ^ "Nepal Information". Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Former Nepal Prime Minister Shrestha passes away". The Hindu. August 15, 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Former PM Marich Man diagnosed with lung cancer - Detail News : Nepal News Portal". The Himalayan Times. 2013-07-12. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  7. ^ "Nepal's No. 1 News Portal". Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  8. ^ " - News in English from Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual News". Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2016.

External links

  • Prime ministers of Nepal
  • Office of the Prime Minister of Nepal, Official website
Political offices
Preceded by
Nagendra Prasad Rijal
Prime Minister of Nepal
1986 – 1990
Succeeded by
Lokendra Bahadur Chand
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Rajiv Gandhi
Chairperson of SAARC
Succeeded by
Benazir Bhutto

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