Kathmandu, August 15: Last rites of senior litterateur Madan Mani Dixit has been held at Pashupati Aryaghat today with national honours. Nepal police presented a Guard of Honour to late Dixit.
Late Dixit’s son Binod lit the funeral pyre. People from various walks of life including ministers and political party leaders like Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, Nepal Communist Party senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, Nepal Communist Party general secretary Bishnu Poudel and leader Bamdev Gautam and Chancellor of Nepal Academy Ganga Prasad Upreti reached Pashupati Aryaghat and offered their last tributes to litterateur Dixit.
Prior to this, his mortal remains were put at his residence in Kalikasthan for final tributes. Deputy Prime Minister Ishwor Pokharel, Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel among others reached late Dixit’s residence and paid their final tributes to him.
Meantime, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has also extended the message of condolence on the demise of veteran author Dixit. In her message, President Bhandari stated that the demise of Dixit has caused an irreparable loss to entire Nepali literature.
Likewise, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expressed deep sorrow on the demise of noted literary figure MadanMani Dixit today. Paying tribute to late Dixit and extending condolences to the bereaved family through his tweet, the PM said that the literary world would ever remember his contributions.
Having suffered from heart, kidney and respiratory problems, Dixit was pronounced dead today at Himal Hospital in Kamalpokhari.
Born in the Nepali month of Falgun 9, 1979 at Garidhara in Kathmandu, Dixit has authored 46 books of different genres including ‘Madhavi’ and ‘Rigbedh’. He was honoured with various awards including ‘Madan Puraskar’, ‘Sajha Puraskar’ and ‘Padmashree Puraskar’.