Former minister SB Subedi passes away

Saturday, Feb 10, 2024 09:00 [IST]

Last Update: Saturday, Feb 10, 2024 03:29 [IST]

Former minister SB Subedi passes away

GANGTOK, : Former minister Sher Bahadur Subedi passed away on Friday morning after a prolonged illness at the age of 66 years. He had served as a minister for various departments for three terms (1999-2004, 2004-2009 & 2014-2019) during the SDF government. His final term came after being elected from Geyzing-Bermiok constituency, West Sikkim in 2014.

Chief Minister PS Golay has expressed his deep condolences on the demise of the former minister.

My heartfelt condolences go out to the grieving family and friends during this difficult time and pray for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace, he said in his condolence message

The SDF held a condolence meeting at its party headquarters here to mourn the passing away for their senior party leader. Rich tributes were paid to late Subedi during the meeting chaired by party president Pawan Chamling.

Chamling expressed his deep sadness over the passing away late Subedi, a political colleague since the founding days of SDF party. Late Subedi started his political life from SDF and ended in SDF, this was his biggest ideological stand which I deeply respect, he said.

The contributions made by Late Subedi towards SDF and Sikkim politics were exemplary, said Chamling, adding that Late Subedi was a principled leader who stayed true to the party’s ideologies and programmes.

The SDF president shared that Late Subedi always stood in favour of justice and fearlessly fought against exploitation and suppression. He said the SDF party would write and publish a book on the life and achievements of Late Subedi.

Senior SDF functionaries, at the condolence meeting, remembered Late Subedi and shared their experiences with the former party leader, a SDF release informs.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi