Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala

Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala ( born September 8, 1914 in Benares, India, † July 21, 1982 in Kathmandu ) was a Nepalese politician and brother Matrika Prasad Koirala of the Nepali Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and.

Koirala began his political career as a member of the Indian Congress Party. After India's independence, he founded the Congress Party in Nepal, and led them in 1959 in the first democratic elections to victory, after which he took over the premiership. His attempt to establish a constitutional monarchy in Nepal, already failed in 1960, deposed as King Mahendra Koirala as premier. Later temporarily detained, he was rehabilitated shortly before his death in 1982.

His granddaughter is actress Manisha Koirala.

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