A clinical scholar died whilst going for a swim in Pokhara

A student has died while swimming in Pokhara today. The 22-year-old Bishwas, who is studying in the first year of MBBS at Gandaki Medical College Pokhara and hails from Rajasthan, India, went missing at around 11:30 am while swimming in Fusre River near Pokhara Metropolitan City-17 Powerhouse.

Puni, who went missing in the river, was found 10 meters below the spot and was rushed to Gandaki Medical College for treatment, police said. Police said that further investigation is underway into the incident.

Similarly, veteran writer and famous poet Vijay Bajimay has passed away today. Despite being physically handicapped from birth, Bajimay made significant contribution to Nepali literature through poetry, stories, songs, ghazals and muktaks.

In 2029 BS, he started writing from the poem ‘Prajatantra’.

According to poet Krisu Chhetri, Bajimay had edited dozens of literary magazines, including National Poetry Festival, Distressed Poetry Award, Youth Year Pearl Award, Manashri Award, National Talent Award and Ghazalshree Award.

He was the President of Bajimay Cultural Institute, Member of Prajna Sabha of Nepal Pragya Pratisthan, Member of Basundhara Man Pragya Pratisthan, President of Pokhareli Cultural Family and Central Leader of Nepali Writers Association. The body of unmarried Bajimay has been taken to his birthplace Pokhara today for cremation.


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