Former Health Minister Shrestha passes away

KATHMANDU: Former Health Minister Prof Dr Mathura Prasad Shrestha passed away at the age of 88 on Monday.

Shrestha had been suffering from respiratory and heart related problems for a long time, his son Dr Jaya Shrestha said.

He breathed his last during the course of treatment at the Annapurna Hospital in Maitighar this morning.

Shrestha is survived by six sons and one daughter.

His last rights will be performed at the Pashupati Aryaghat on Tuesday.

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