B.P. Koirala- National Figure of Nepal in Politics & Literature
B.P. Koirala was a great figure of modern Nepal. His full name is Biseswor Prasad Koirala. He was the son of Krishna Prashad Koirala, a follower of Mahatma Ghandi. He was born on September 8, 1914 Varanasi, India. He leads the Nepali Congress, a social democratic political Party of Nepal. He had completed bachelor’s degree in economics and politics from Banaras Hindu University, India in 1934 and degree in law at the University of Calcutta in 1937.
He spent his student life in the banished life of his father in Banaras. He struggled against East India Company and thus helped a lot India to be an independent country. His life back to Nepal followed by the struggle against the Rana who banished his father to India. As the founder leader of Nepali Congress he collected the support of several people who helped to over through the Ranas. It was inactive participation of B.P. Koirala that Nepal got democracy in 2007 B.S.
Born: September 8, 1914, Varanasi, India
Died: July 21, 1982, KathmanduParents: Krishna Prasad KoiralaChildren: Prakash KoiralaSiblings: Girija Prasad Koirala
Grandchildren: Manisha Koirala, Siddharth Koirala
After Nepal got democracy in 2007 B.S., he had became have minister in the first general election. Nepali Congress got the highest sheet and he was appointed prime minister. B.P. Koirala condemns the partiless Panchayat system. He continuously revolted and soughed for restoration of democracy. He compelled partyless Panchayat system to hold referendum. Failure to this was followed by the worsening health condition of B.P. Koirala. Lastly, he died of throat cancer in 2038 B.S. (July 21, 1982) at the age of 67 Kahtmandu, Nepal. B.P. Koirala was in the center of Nepal’s national politics during 1950s.
B.P Koirala is not only one of the most charismatic political leader of Nepal but also one of the most well-read and thoughtful writers of Nepali Literature. He has written many short stories, poems and some novels in Nepali language. His first Nepali creation, short story “Chandrabadan” was published in Sharada in 1935. His literature books are
1. Tin Ghumti (Three Turns), 1968 AD.
2. Narendra Dai (Brother Narendra), 1969 AD.
3. Sumnima (A story of the first Kirata woman), 1969 AD.
4. Modiain (The Grocer’s Wife), 1980 AD.
5. Shweta Bhairavi (The White Goddess of Terror), 1983 AD.
6. Babu Ama ra chora (Father, mother and sons), 1989 AD.
7. Autobiography Mero Katha (My Story), 1983 AD.
8. Doshi Chashma (Guilty Glasses), 1949. AD.
9. Hitlar ra Yahudi (Hitler and the Jews)
10. Many more yet to be published.
BlSHWESWAR PRASAD KOIRALA-
BP Koirala is one of the most famous persons in Nepal. Born in Benaras (India) 1914. Educated in Benaras Hindu University and Calcutta University (Law). Founder Member of the Nepali Congress (January 1947) and its successor, the Nepali Congress (April 1950).
Spearheaded the 1950 revolution that toppled the Rana regime. Minister of Home Affairs in the Rana-Congress Cabinet of 1950-51. Prime Minister of Nepal’s first elected government (May 1959-December 1960). He was one of the outstanding theoreticians and a proponent of democratic socialism in the context of the Nepalese revolution.
B. P. Koirala was a versatile literary genious. He has earned fame in the field of social novels and short stories. Sumnima, Tinghumti, Hitler and Yahudi and Modi ain are some of his widely read literary works. Jail Journal and his autobiography are his latest printed literary pieces.
He died of Cancer in 1982.