Marich Man Singh Shrestha, the former Prime Minister of Nepal, died on 15 August 2013 after battling with lung cancer. He was 72.
About Marich Man Singh Shrestha
• Marich Man Singh Shrestha served as Prime Minister of Nepal from 1986 to 1990
• He was the last minister before protests led to the country's first democratic elections
• He was the Speaker of the National Assembly of Nepal
• He was a member of the Newar community and was the first member of that ethnic group to become Prime Minister
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