Famous Nepalese Leaders

A landlocked country located along the Himalayan range, Nepal is a mountainous country of South Asia. Address of eight of ten tallest mountains of the world, it has become an important country on the world map in terms of landscape and terrain. Nepal was a constitutional monarchy for the better part of its history. Ruled by the Shah dynasty since 1768, it was only in 2008 that the politics of the country took a detour to set the foundation for a Republic of Nepal to be formed. The topsy-turvy phase of Nepal began in 1996 when the Communist demanded for the takeover of the royal parliamentary system by People’s Republic. The 2001 royal massacre which led to the death of the King Birendra and subsequent enthronement of King Gyanendra saw the last phase of monarchy. With the democracy movement engulfing the entire nation, King Gyanendra finally relinquished all his sovereign powers and Nepal became Republic of Nepal. In the post-monarchial phase, Nepal has witnessed numerous political tensions and power-sharing battles. Governments have toppled and new political mandates have been ordered. Dr Ram Baran Yadav took up as the first President of Nepal. In 2015, he announced a new Constitution of Nepal which has transformed the country into a federally democratic republic. With this segment, find out in detail about famous Nepalese leaders.

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 1 Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha
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Famous As: Founder of Buddhism
Birthdate: 0563 BC
Nationality: Nepalese
Died: 0483 BC

Gautama Buddha is said to have lived in the 5th to 4th century BC and is revered as the founder of Buddhism. He is said to have spread his teachings for around 45 years based on his insights regarding suffering, nirvana and cycle of birth and rebirth. He had a large following. He obtained ‘enlightenment’ in India’s Bodh Gaya.

 2 Binod Chaudhary

Binod Chaudhary
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: April 14, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Nepalese
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 3 Sushil Koirala

Sushil Koirala
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Nepal
Birthdate: August 12, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Nepalese
Died: February 9, 2016

 4 Prachanda

Prachanda
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Famous As: Prime Minister of Nepal
Birthdate: December 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Nepalese

 5 Jung Bahadur Rana

Jung Bahadur Rana
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Famous As: Former Ruler & Prime Minister of Nepal
Birthdate: June 18, 1816
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Nepalese
Died: February 25, 1877

Jung Bahadur Rana is credited with founding the famous Rana dynasty in Nepal. One of the most prominent figures in the history of Nepal, Rana took control of the government of Nepal in 1846 and became the country's prime minister. The last few days of his life inspired the 2015 Nepali historical film, Seto Bagh.

 6 Girija Prasad Koirala

Girija Prasad Koirala
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Nepal
Birthdate: July 4, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Nepalese
Died: March 20, 2010

Girija Prasad Koirala was a Nepalese politician who served as the prime minister of the country on four occasions. Although he was accused of institutionalizing corruption in Nepal, Koirala remains one of the most popular politicians in the history of Nepal. In 2015, he was posthumously honored with Nepal's highest honor, Nepal Ratna Man Padavi.

 7 Ram Baran Yadav

Ram Baran Yadav
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Nepalese
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 8 Baburam Bhattarai

Baburam Bhattarai
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Famous As: 35th Prime Minister of Nepal
Birthdate: June 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Nepalese

Born in a remote village in Nepal, Baburam Bhattarai completed his education in India on scholarships. The former prime minister of Nepal also boasts of a PhD from JNU. A member of the Maoist faction of the Communist Party of Nepal, he later launched his own party, Naya Shakti.

 9 Ananda

Ananda
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Birthdate: 0573 BC
Nationality: Nepalese, Tibetan

 10 Ganesh Man Singh

Ganesh Man Singh
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: November 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Nepalese
Died: September 18, 1997

 11 Krishna Prasad Bhattarai

Krishna Prasad Bhattarai
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Nepal
Birthdate: December 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Nepalese
Died: March 4, 2011

Krishna Prasad Bhattarai was a Nepalese political leader who was twice the prime minister of Nepal. He played a major role in transitioning Nepal from an absolute monarchy to a democratic multi-party system. Prior to becoming the prime minister, he was the officiating president of the Nepali Congress for nearly 26 years. He was known to be saintly and religious. 

 12 Man Mohan Adhikari

Man Mohan Adhikari
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Famous As: Prime minister of Nepal
Birthdate: June 9, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Nepalese
Died: April 26, 1999

 13 Bidya Devi Bhandari

Bidya Devi Bhandari
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Nepalese

 14 Karishma Manandhar

Karishma Manandhar
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Nepalese

 15 Ani Choying Drolma

Ani Choying Drolma
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Famous As: Nun
Birthdate: June 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Nepalese

 16 Sujata Koirala

Sujata Koirala
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Nepalese

 17 Gopal Prasad Rimal

Gopal Prasad Rimal
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 21, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Nepalese
Died: October 24, 1973