Beginning of His Political Career: During his student days, Dahal joined the Communist Party of Nepal (Fourth Convention). His leadership skills quickly became evident, and he started to rise in the political ranks.

In 1996, Dahal, under the name Prachanda, led the Maoist insurgency known as the People’s War. This conflict aimed to overthrow the monarchy and establish a republic in Nepal. It lasted ten years and caused much violence and disruption in the country.

Challenges and Achievements:

  • 1996-2006: The People’s War was both a success and a tragedy. The Maoists gained significant ground, but the conflict resulted in many deaths and widespread suffering.
  • 2006: The Comprehensive Peace Accord ended the fighting. Prachanda played a key role in the peace talks, helping to end the monarchy and move Nepal towards a republic.
  • 2008: Nepal became a federal democratic republic, and Prachanda was elected the first Prime Minister. This was a historic moment, but governing the new republic came with many challenges.
  • 2009: Prachanda resigned due to a dispute with the President over the dismissal of the Chief of Army Staff, showing the instability of Nepal’s new political system.
  • 2016-2017: Prachanda served as Prime Minister again, focusing on implementing the new constitution and stabilizing the country.

Contributions and Legacy: Prachanda is best known for helping Nepal transition from a monarchy to a republic. He was crucial in the peace process and the creation of the new constitution. Despite many political challenges, he remains a major figure in Nepali politics, known for his resilience and leadership.

Real Name: Pushpa Kamal Dahal

Date of Birth: December 11, 1954

Birth Place: Dhikur Pokhari, Kaski District, Nepal

Residence: Kathmandu, Nepal

Profession: Politician

Nationality: Nepalese

Religion: Hinduism

Partner: Sita Dahal

Father: Mukti Ram Dahal

Mother: Bhawani Dahal

Horoscope: Sagittarius

Age: 69 years (as of 2024)

Height: 168 cm

Weight: Around 70 kg (154 lbs)

Body Type: Average

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Black (with some graying over the years)