Prof Dr. Durga Prasad Bhandari. (File photo)
KATHMANDU: Prof Dr. Durga Prasad Bhandari, an eminent literary figure of contemporary Nepali literature, has passed away this morning owing to pneumonia complication. He was 85.
Prose writer Bhandari, who was being treated at HAMS Hospital in Dhumbarahi, breathed his last at 11.30 am today, his family sources confirmed.
Prof Dr. Bhandari had taught English literature at Tribhuvan University for around 38 years. He has established his good name in Nepali literature as an eminent and vocal speaker.
Possessing elevated knowledge about global as well as Nepali literature and a highly intellectual personality, Bhandari also had a good command of English, Nepali and Sanskrit languages.
He was a noted prose writer and a popular columnist. He has his four published anthology of prose including Mrigasthali, Roti, Niro Basuri Bajairahechha and Ful,
He also used to deliver a speech on literature and contemporary affairs via radio programs.
Having ancestral home in Doti, Prof Dr Bhandari was a democrat by belief. He is survived by two sons.