Personal Facts

BIRTHDAY
Jun 11, 1927
NATIONALTTY
Nepali
ZODIAC SIGN
GEMINI
Age
94
 

About

Sahana Pradhan (17 June 1927 – 22 September 2014) was a Nepalese politician from a Newar family in Kathmandu.She resigned as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal on April 16, 2008.She also served as Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal within the coalition government of Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala from 2007 to 2008.Pradhan was married to communist stalwart Pushpa Lal Shrestha, and was a leading figure in his Communist Party of Nepal.When Pushpa Lal died in 1978, Balaram Upadhyaya became party leader.In 1986 Pradhan became the leader of the party.In 1987 the party merged with Manmohan Adhikari's faction, forming the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist)When the CPN(UML) was divided in 1998, Pradhan sided with the break-away faction.She became chairperson of Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist).However, in 2002 CPN(ML) merged back into CPN(UML).At the 2003 7th conference of CPN(UML), Pradhan was reelected to the Central Committee.Pradhan was the number two candidate of CPN(UML) in the proportional representation list for the April 2008 Constituent Assembly election.Pradhan died of a brain hemorrhage on 22 September 2014 at the age of 86 in at Vayodha Hospital in Kathmandu.

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