Prachanda's only son dies due to heart failure

Prachanda's only son dies due to heart failure

Nepal's former prime minister and CPN (Maoist-Centre) chief Prachanda's only son Prakash Dahal died on Sunday due to heart failure, according to hospital sources.

Prakash, who was in his mid-thirties, was rushed to the Thapathali-based Norvic International Hospital early this morning, where he was pronounced dead, hospital sources said.

He died due to heart failure, they said. Sources close to the Maoist party chief also confirmed Prakash's death.

Prakash was secretary to his father Prachanda and also central member of CPN (Maoist-Centre).

Prachanda has left for Kathmandu from Jhapa, where he was attending an election campaign for the upcoming elections.

The news of Prakash's death comes two weeks before the first phase of provincial and parliamentary elections.

Prakash's wife Bina Dahal is also contesting election Parliament from Kanchanpur district. Besides Prakash, Prachanda has three daughters.

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