Rastrapati Bhawan

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For a similar structure in India, see Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Rastrapati Bhawan (Shital Nivas)

Rastrapati Bhawan (Nepali: राष्ट्रपति भवन) is the official residence of the President of Nepal located in Maharajganj, Kathmandu. It was built by Kendra Shamsher Rana, a Rana aristocrat, in the 1960s.[1] Formerly the seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this building is also known as Shital Niwas. The government of Nepal decided to make Shital Niwas the presidential residence at a cabinet meeting on July 4, 2008. Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, the incumbent President of Nepal, currently resides in this palace.[2]


  1. ^ Abiral, Krishna (2005). Raktakunda. Kathmandu: Sajha Prakashan. p. 12. 
  2. ^ "Cabinet OKs 21 CA names, Shital Niwas for prez palace". The Kathmandu Post. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 

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