Famous Nepali Writer Banira Giri Passes Away of Heart Attack


Monday, May 24, 2021/Kathmandu-
Famous Nepali writer Banira Giri, aged 75, has passed away of heart attack.

Giri passed away on Sunday night after she was rushed to Civil hospital near to her house in Baneshwor of Kathmandu.

Also, she was suffering since 3 years from alzheimer-a disease in which the brain shrinks and had tested Covid-19 positive, three weeks ago.

She was born in Kharsang of Darjeeling in India, in April 11, 1946.

Her contribution includes Karagar, Mero Aviskar, Jivan: Thaimaru, Euta euta jiudo Jangbahadur and other poetry collections.

She is also famous for her novels,Karagaar, Nirbandh, Sabdatit Shantanu-novels.

She was the “first woman to be awarded a Ph.D. by Tribhuvan University for her thesis on the poetry of Gopal Prasad Rimal.

She taught literature in PK campus for a long time.

She is survived by her husband Engr. Shankar Giri, one daughter and a son.

Nepal Army will perform her last rites as she had not recovered from Covid-19.

Nepali writers and literary personalities along others have expressed their tributes towards the her through social media and their writings.

She was known for her unique bold writing, a new course during those days.