Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) Age, Wife, Family, Biography

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Hometown: Chitwan District, Nepal
Wife: Sita Dahal
Age: 69 Years

Pushpa Kamal Dahal

PartyCommunist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre)
Political Journey 1972: Started his political career with Pushpal.
1975: Formed a Marxist
1978: Joined CPN (Fourth Convention)
1980: Elected as Chitwan District Committee member.
1982: Became the member of Regional Bureau and general secretary of All Nepal Youth Association.
1984: Became the president of All Nepal Youth Association.
1985: Became the central member of CPN (Masal)'s 5th General Convention. Shortly afterwards, he became the party's politburo member
1986: Separated from Mohan Baidya 'Kiran' after the party split
1990: Became the general secretary of the party
1992: Became the general secretary of CPN (Unity Center) in 1992 and general secretary of CPN (Maoist) in 1995
1996: Led the armed revolution and became the supreme commander of the People's Liberation Army
2006: Ended his 25 year underground life, and became public at Baluwatar
2008: Became the Prime Minister of Nepal on 18 August and served till 25 May 2009
2009: He won from Kathmandu-10 and Rolpa-2
2016: He became the Prime Minister of Nepal for the second time.
2017: Resigend as the Prime Minister of Nepal on 24 May
2022: Appointed as the Prime Minister of Nepal for the third time on 25 December [1]NDTV
2024: Lost his vote of confidence after his coalition partner, the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist), withdrew its support to the government on 3 July 2024.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 8" (173 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 December 1954
Age (as of 2023)69 Years
BirthplaceDhikur Pokhari, Kaski District, Nepal
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownChitwan District, Nepal
College Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Rampur, Chitwan
Educational QualificationBachelor of Agriculture and Animal Science
FamilyFather- Muktiram Dahal
Mother- Bhawani Dahal
Brothers- Not Known
Sisters- Not Known
ControversiesOn February 1996, he declared People's War and looted the weapons of rural Nepal police. After which the Maoists went violent and they blew up police posts and terrorised the people. As a result, the local backward communities and ethnic minorities supported the Maoists, which later led to the unfortunate Royal massacre of 2001 that resulted in the civil war for 10 years led by Prachanda, during which more than 13,000 and thousands of people were displaced.
DrinkBlue Label whisky
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusWidower
WifeSita Dahal
Pushpa Kamal Dahal with his wife and son
Note: On 12 July 2023, she died after suffering from a rare neurological condition at 69. [2]NDTV
ChildrenDaughter- Ganga, Gyanu KC (Died) and 1 Renu
Son- Prakash Dahal
Prakash Dahal

Pushpa Kamal Dahal

Some Lesser Known Facts About Prachanda

  • Does Prachanda drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Prachanda started his career as a teacher and did this job for 6 years, after which he served at American development agency USAID in Jajorkot, which was facing poverty and inequality crises.
  • He started his political journey in 1972 with Pushpal Group.
  • In 1975, he took a step forward and formed Marxist Group and few years later in 1978; he joined CPN (Fourth Convention).
  • His inspiration was Peru’s Shining Path rebels.
  • In 1996, he declared People’s War and led the Royal massacre of 2001 that resulted in the civil war for 10 years led by Prachanda, during which more than 13,000 and thousands of people were displaced.
  • He went underground for around 25 years and came out publicly in 2006.
  • He is known for his lavish life as after he became the PM in 2008, he purchasing a bed worth 100,000 (NPR). He was criticized for it as he fought equality and poverty for around 40 years.
  • He was married at the age of 15.
  • His wife worked as an adviser to the Maoist party.
  • Both his mother and daughter Gyanu KC, died due to cancer.
  • He loves wearing Swiss Rado watches.
  • One of his sons-in-law is Indian.
  • In 2008, he became the first Prime Minister of Nepal Republic.
  • After a long political journey of 42 years, he became the 39th Prime Minister of Nepal in August 2016.
  • On 24 May 2017, he resigned from the post of Nepal’s Prime Minister as per pact with Deuba.