List of famous Nepalese people with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Famous Nepalese People
Don’t go by the size of Nepal - instead, go by its heights! Nepal is home to eight of the ten world’s highest mountains, all within merely 143,000 sq kms area. Unbelievable as this may seem to be, Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world lies in Nepal and so does Tilicho Lake, the highest lake on earth. A landlocked mountainous country, Nepal proffers travellers with its spectacular landscape, alluring mountain peaks and mesmerizing lakes. But there is more to this beautiful country than its stunning natural beauty – its nationals. Nepal is home to amazingly talented men and women who are the true jewels of the country. These nationals have through their work and life helped Nepal gain an important position on the world map. Right from Prithvi Narayan Shah who was the founder of Nepal and till date referred to as the most famous King of Nepal to Narayan Gopal, the Sur Samrat or the King of Vocals of Nepal, the bold, courageous and valiant Pasang Lhama Sherpa who became the first Nepali women to conquer Mount Everest to Tenzing Norgay the first mountaineer to stand atop Everest alongside Sir Edmund Hillary, the list is endless. Go through this section and find out in details about famous Nepalese and their contributions.
Gautama BuddhaGautama Buddha
(Founder of Buddhism)

0563 BC

0483 BC

Lumbini, Nepal

Chandra Bahadur DangiChandra Bahadur Dangi
(Shortest Adult Male in Recorded History)

30 November 1939

03 September 2015

Kalimati, Salyan district of Nepal

Sagittarius

Tenzing NorgayTenzing Norgay
(Mountaineer)

29 May 1914

09 May 1986

Khumbu

Gemini

Jung Bahadur Rana Jung Bahadur Rana
(Former Ruler & Prime Minister of Nepal)

18 June 1816

25 February 1877

Kathmandu

Gemini

Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Birendra of Nepal
(11th King of Nepal)

28 December 1945

01 June 2001

Narayanhity Palace

Capricorn

Prachanda Prachanda
(Prime Minister of Nepal)

11 December 1954

Dhikur Pokhari, Nepal

Sagittarius

Girija Prasad Koirala Girija Prasad Koirala
(Former Prime Minister of Nepal)

04 July 1924

20 March 2010

Saharsa, Bihar, British Raj (present-day India)

Cancer

Sushil KoiralaSushil Koirala
(Former Prime Minister of Nepal)

12 August 1939

09 February 2016

Biratnagar, Morang, Nepal

Leo

Baburam BhattaraiBaburam Bhattarai
(35th Prime Minister of Nepal)

18 June 1954

Khoplang, Gorkha, Nepal

Gemini

Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah DevMahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
(Former King of Nepal)

11 June 1920

31 January 1972

Kathmandu, Nepal

Gemini

Krishna Prasad Bhattarai Krishna Prasad Bhattarai
(Former Prime Minister of Nepal)

24 December 1924

04 March 2011

Varanasi, India

Capricorn

Gyanendra of NepalGyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
(Former King of Nepal)

07 July 1947

Narayanhity Royal Palace, Kathmandu, Nepal

Cancer

Apa SherpaApa Sherpa
(mountaineer)

1960 AD

Thame

Gyanendra of NepalGyanendra of Nepal

07 July 1947

Kathmandu

Cancer

Ram Baran YadavRam Baran Yadav
(Politician)

04 February 1948

Sapahi

Aquarius

Mahendra of NepalMahendra of Nepal
(Monarch)

11 June 1920

31 January 1972

Kathmandu

Gemini

Babu Chiri SherpaBabu Chiri Sherpa
(Mountaineer)

22 June 1965

29 April 2001

Solukhumbu District

Cancer

Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
(Explorer, Cartographer, Geographer, Rock climber)

02 November 1899

12 October 1973

Kitzbühel

Scorpio

Pasang Lhamu SherpaPasang Lhamu Sherpa
(Mountaineer)

10 December 1961

22 April 1993

Solukhumbu District

Sagittarius

Prashant TamangPrashant Tamang
(Singer, Actor)

04 January 1983

Kolkata

Capricorn

Ang RitaAng Rita
(mountaineer)

1948 AD

Nepal

Tul Bahadur PunTul Bahadur Pun
(Military personnel)

23 March 1923

20 April 2011

Myagdi District

Aries

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