The former prime minister and the founding leader of Nepali Congress, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, has passed away at the age of 87. Battarai, popularly known as ‘Kishunji’ or ‘KP,’ passed away at 11.26 pm on Friday, March 4, 2011 at Norvic Hospital in Kathmandu. The doctors had previously informed that the condition of Bhattarai was not improving. According to the attending doctors, he died of multiple-organ failures.
After death, Bhattarai’s body was taken back to his home, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai Ashram in Badegaun.