5-Time Nepal Prime Minister Thapa Dies at Age 87

April 16, 2015 8:31 AM

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Surya Bahadur Thapa, who served as Nepal's prime minister five times, has died in a hospital in India where he was being treated for stomach cancer, an official said Thursday. He was 87.

Thakur Sharma, a spokesman for Thapa's Rastriya Prajatantra Party, said he was hospitalized at Medanta Hospital on the outskirts of New Delhi last week and died Wednesday night.

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