Famous Nepalese Prime Ministers

Turn the pages of Nepalese history and you would be surprized to notice that the position of the Prime Minister existed at all phases of Nepalese legacy. Though it was known by different title or name, but the profile and office of the Prime Minister was the same. When the Shah dynasty took over Nepal, Mul-Kajis were responsible for the executive functioning. They actually functioned as Prime Ministers. Rana Bahadur Shah in 1806 created the position of Mukhtiyar or ‘Mukhya’ and ‘Akhtiyar’ which stands for ‘Chief Authority’. The role of the Mukhtiyar was same as that of current day Prime Minister. In 1959, Nepal had for the first time an elected representative acting as the Prime Minister in Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala. Following Nepal’s turn to become a constitutional monarchy, the role of the Prime Minister became vague as the King became the supreme commander. However, the post still existed. The tables turned yet again following the royal massacre and riotous uprising of the Communist which led to the fall of the constitutional monarchy and establishment of the federal republic, according to which the President of Nepal became the head of the state while the Prime Minister served as the head of the government. Currently, Khadga Prasad Oil Sharma serves as the Prime Minister of Nepal. Check this section to find out detailed information regarding Nepalese Prime Ministers, their work, life and role in the government.

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 1 Prachanda

Prachanda .
Famous As: Prime Minister of Nepal
Birthdate: December 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dhikur Pokhari, Nepal

Nepali Communist Party leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal, better known as Prachanda, or “fierce,” played a major role in the Maoist insurgency that put an end to monarchy in the country and brought about democracy. He thus served as the first Nepali prime minister, and returned to the post later.

 2 Jung Bahadur Rana

Jung Bahadur Rana .
Famous As: Former Ruler & Prime Minister of Nepal
Birthdate: June 18, 1816
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kathmandu
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.

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 3 Girija Prasad Koirala

Girija Prasad Koirala .
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Nepal
Birthdate: July 4, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saharsa, Bihar, British Raj (present-day India)
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.

 4 Sushil Koirala

Sushil Koirala.
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Nepal
Birthdate: August 12, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Biratnagar, Morang, Nepal
Died: February 9, 2016

Sushil Koirala was a Nepalese politician who served as the prime minister of Nepal from 1 February 2014 to 10 October 2015. His government was panned for its slow response to the April 2015. Nepal earthquake. After his demise in 2016, the Sushil Koirala Memorial Foundation was established in his honor.

 5 Baburam Bhattarai

Baburam Bhattarai.
Famous As: 35th Prime Minister of Nepal
Birthdate: June 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Khoplang, Gorkha, Nepal

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.

 6 Krishna Prasad Bhattarai

Krishna Prasad Bhattarai .
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Nepal
Birthdate: December 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Varanasi, India
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. 

 7 Man Mohan Adhikari

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