KATHMANDU – Former Principal Secretary of the then Royal Palace Service, Rewati Raman Khanal, has passed away at 88. A law expert and litterateur, Khanal died at his residence in Kalimati, Kathmandu on Tuesday evening, said Suraj Khanal, one of his relatives.
Khanal was a patient of diabetes and asthma and had been receiving treatment at his house. He had bagged the Madan Puraskar, Nepal’s famed literary award.
‘Muluki Ain, Kehi Bibechana (The Civil Code, Some Critiques)’, ‘Kar Sambandhi Kanoon (Laws Related to Tax)’, and ‘Nepal Ko Kanooni Itihaasko Ruparekha (An Outline of Legal History of Nepal)’ are some of the many books on law that Khanal wrote during his lifetime.
Born in Tanahun district, Khanal served in the then Royal Palace Service for 35 years. He is survived by his spouse, two sons and a daughter. Khanal’s last rites will be performed at Devghat in Tanahun.