Biography

B. 1943

A well-known political analyst, constitutional expert and civil society activist as well as Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of Nepal. A prominent political personality who fought for the restoration of multiparty democracy and became Law and Justice Minister after the restoration of democracy in Nepal in 1990. Played an important role in finalising the Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal, 1990.

Resigned from the Nepal Communist Party (Manandhar group) in February 1992. Highly regarded as an independent political thinker and public intellectual with strong democratic conviction. Has two books and numerous articles to his credit.

Experience

Member, Eminent Persons Group on Nepal-India relations

2016-2018

Member of the first Constituent Assembly

2008-2012

Chairman of Constitutionnel Committee of the Constituent Assembly (constitution drafting committee)

2009-2012

Has remained active all the time for constitutional democracy during different stages of political developments in Nepal.

Ambassador of Nepal to Sri Lanka

1996-2000

Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs; Labour and Social Welfare; Tourism

1990-1991

Education

Master in Journalism from Moscow State University, Russia

Bachelor of Law from Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Speaks Nepali, English, Hindi and Russian languages.