Death of Pushpa Lal Shrestha

41st Pushpa Lal Memorial Day

Death of Pushpa Lal Shrestha

Pushpa Lal Shrestha was a Nepali politician, considered to be the father of Nepali communism. He was born in 1924. He was younger brother of Gangalal Shrestha.

Pushpa Lal Shrestha was the founding general secretary of the Communist Party of Nepal as well as leader. The communist movement in Nepal traces its history back to Pushpa Lal Shrestha. He joined political fight against the autocratic Rana Regime at a young age, sometime after Gangalal’s martyrdom. He was already known for his defiance of the Ranas by 1946.

Pushpalal Memorial College situated in Kathmandu valley was founded by the late Pushpa Lal Shrestha.

Pushpa Lal Shrestha died at the age of 54 on 22 July 1978.

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