Ex-Nepal PM Tulsi Giri dead

Kathmandu: Former Nepalese Prime Minister Tulsi Giri died here on Tuesday. He was 92.

The veteran politician breathed his last in his residence at Budhanilkantha after suffering from liver cancer, reports Xinhua news agency.

Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and senior leaders of various political parties have condoled the former leader’s passing.

“I’m saddened at the passing away of former Prime Minister Giri. I pay tribute to late Giri and express deep condolence to the entire family at this hour of tragedy,” Oli tweeted.

Giri was politically active from 1960 to 2005.