KATHMANDU – Former Vice-Chairman of the National Planning Commission (NPC) Dr Rabindra Kumar Shakya has succumbed to Covid-19 at the age of 76.
Shakya, who was receiving treatment at Mediciti Hospital in Lalitpur, died early this morning today. The late Shakya had led the NPC while Khilraj Regmi was the Chairman of the Council of Ministers. He had also served as chief economic advisor to then Minister for Finance Dr Ramsharn Mahat.
Shakya had begun service in the bureaucracy as a section officer at the NPC. Then Chairman of the Council of Ministers Regmi remembered the late Shakya as an honest and committed expert in the economic sector.
After he contracted coronavirus on November 5, Shakya was admitted to Global Hospital on November 10. He was later taken to Mediciti Hospital with further complications. He was also suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure, according to family sources. Shakya is lived by a wife, three sons and a daughter.