Pokhara: The mortal remains of Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, who was killed in the Air Dynasty chopper crash in Taplejung Wednesday along with others six, has been brought to his home district today.
The Nepali Army (NA) helicopter was used to transport his mortal remains here from Kathmandu.
His relatives, well-wishers and Nepal Communist Party (NCP)’s leaders and cadres had flocked the Pokhara Airport since the morning, following the news that mortal remains of the late minister were being brought here.
The mortal body will be kept at the Pokhara Exhibition Center for last tributes.
He will be cremated today itself at Ramghat with state honours and it will be followed by a funeral procession which is scheduled to pass through Naya Bazar, Mahendra Bridge, Ranipouwa, Hospital Chowk and Gita Temple before reaching the ghat.
Three of the five people, who died after a passenger bus heading towards Kathmandu from Kakarvitta of Jhapa met with an accident and fell into the Trishuli river this morning, have been identified. Of them four died on the spot while one died on the way to hospital, police said.