Early Life and Family Background: Sushil Koirala was born into the prominent Koirala family, which has been influential in Nepali politics for generations. His uncles, Matrika Prasad Koirala and Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, were both Prime Ministers of Nepal. This politically charged environment deeply influenced his upbringing.

Early Years and Hardships: Koirala’s early years were marked by his involvement in the struggle for democracy in Nepal. He joined the Nepali Congress Party in 1954, inspired by his family‚Äôs political legacy and the quest for democratic governance in Nepal. The political landscape during this period was tumultuous, with frequent clashes between pro-democracy activists and the ruling monarchists.

Career Beginnings: Sushil Koirala’s political career began in earnest when he actively participated in the 1959 general elections, which saw the Nepali Congress win a majority and his uncle B.P. Koirala become Prime Minister. However, this democratic government was short-lived as King Mahendra dissolved the parliament in 1960 and imprisoned many political leaders, including Sushil Koirala.

Exile and Continued Struggle: Following his release, Koirala went into exile in India along with other Nepali Congress leaders. During this time, he continued his political activities, coordinating efforts to restore democracy in Nepal. His commitment to the cause saw him endure numerous hardships, including imprisonment and a life of uncertainty in exile.

Return to Nepal and Political Ascendancy: With the restoration of democracy in Nepal in 1990, Sushil Koirala returned to his homeland and took on more significant roles within the Nepali Congress Party. He became the party’s General Secretary in 1996 and eventually its President in 2010, succeeding Girija Prasad Koirala.

Prime Ministership: Sushil Koirala became the Prime Minister of Nepal on February 11, 2014. His tenure was marked by significant challenges, including the devastating earthquake in April 2015, which caused widespread destruction and loss of life. Koirala’s government faced criticism for its handling of the relief efforts, but he remained committed to rebuilding the nation.

Major Achievements and Challenges: One of the most notable achievements during his tenure was the promulgation of a new constitution on September 20, 2015. This constitution was a milestone in Nepal’s political history, although it also sparked protests and unrest, particularly among the Madhesi community in the southern plains of Nepal.

Real Name: Sushil Prasad Koirala

Date of Birth: August 12, 1939

Birth Place: Biratnagar, Nepal

Residence: Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal (until his death)

Profession: Politician

Nationality: Nepali

Religion: Hinduism

Partner: Never married

Father: Bodh Prasad Koirala

Mother: Kumudini Koirala

Horoscope: Leo

Age: 76 (at the time of his death)

Weight: Approximately 75 kg (165 lbs)

Height: 178 cm

Body Type: Average

Eye Color: Dark Brown

Hair Color: White (Grayed with age)