KATHMANDU: Renowned Buddhist monk Kumar Kashyap Mahaasthabir passed away at the age of 85, on Sunday.
He was the only Nepali monk to be awarded with the Tripitakacharya title.
He was born to Ashtaman Shakya and Chandramaya Shakya in 1983 BS in Palpa. He was forced to go on exile by Rana Prime Minister Juddha Shumsher JBR in 2001 BS.
The monk's body will be kept at Buddha Bihar in Bhrikutimandap for today and at Anandakuti Bihar in Swoyambhu tomorrow.
The last rites will be performed on Tuesday in Swoyambhu.