National team cricketer Shakti Gauchan has been bereaved of his father Khadga Prasad, 75, on Wednesday.
Shakti’s father was receiving treatment at the Annapurna Neurological Hospital where he was kept in coma. Khadga Prasad had suffered a serious head injury during a micro bus accident in Bhairahawa and passed away at 4:00 AM on Wednesday morning.
Shakti was representing Nepal in the recently concluded ICC World Cricket League Division-II while his father was in coma. Big names from the cricket fraternity expressed solidarity to Shakti.
Khadga Prasad’s final rites were performed according to Thakali tradition at the Pashupati Aryaghat on Wednesday. Cricket Association of Nepal officials, national team cricketers including skipper Paras Khadka and Sharad Vesawkar along with coach Pubudu Dassanayake were present in Pashupati to pay final tribute to Shakti’s father.