Former CJ Nayan Bahadur Khatri no more

Kathmandu / May 24: Former Chief Justice Nayan Bahadur Khatri is no more. Khatri, who had also served as the Chief Commissioner at the National Human Rights Commission, was 99.

Khatri breathed his last at the Bhainsepati based Nepal Mediciti Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment for the last few days. He was suffering from Pneumonia.

He had also served as the Ambassador of Nepal to China in the mid to late 1980s.

Before joining the judiciary, he worked with the then Rana regime. Last Rana Prime Minister Mohan Sumsher appointed him Major of Nepal Army with a deputation of Nepali Wakil (Consulate General to Lhasa from 1946 to 1949.

He served as the chairperson of Press Council Nepal. Khatri founded the National Human Rights Commission.

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