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Living martyr Sharma dies at 96



KATHMANDU: The revered freedom fighter Ramhari Sharma passed away on Wednesday.

Sharma, who fought against the then totalitarian Rana rule breathed his last at the age of 96 at the Blue Cross Hospital in Tripureshwor, his family sources said.

“He passed away at 9:00 am”

Sharma was admitted to Blue Cross on Tuesday after he complained of low blood pressure and respiratory related problems.

In the year 1936 AD, a political party Praja Parishad was founded under his leadership along with other martyrs including Dharma Bhakta, and Dashrath Chand.

Born at Taukhel, the outskirts of Lalitpur, Sharma was currently living at one of the son’s house at Battisputali in Kathmandu.

He is survived by two sons and six daughters.

History says Sharma was also arrested on the charge of distributing anti-Rana pamphlets.

However, for belonging to the Brahmin community, Sharma was not given the death sentence.

The last rites of Sharma will be performed at Pashupati Aryaghat today, said Bishnu Nepal Sharma´s personal secretary.

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