Subarna Shamsher Rana

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Subarna Shamsher Rana
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Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal
In office
27 May 1959 – 16 December 1960
Prime Minister Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala
Finance Minister of Nepal
In office
27 May 1959 – 16 December 1960
Prime Minister Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala
21st Prime Minister of Nepal
In office
15 May 1958 – 27 May 1959
Monarch Mahendra
Preceded by Kunwar Inderjit Singh
Succeeded by Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala
3rd President of Nepali Congress
In office
24 January 1956 – 23 May 1957
Preceded by Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala
Succeeded by Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala
Finance Minister of Nepal
In office
1950–1951
Prime Minister Mohan Shamsher Rana, Matrika Prasad Koirala

Subarna Shamsher Rana (1910–1977) was a leading figure in the movement to overthrow the ruling Rana oligarchy and to establish democracy in Nepal. He was part of the leadership of the Nepali Congress in the late 1940s, opposing his relatives, the Rana family, who held power in Nepal at the time. He is one of the most revered leaders of Nepali Congress.

In 1951, he became the Minister of Finance in the Congress-Rana government led by Sir Mohan Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana.[1] He was appointed Chairman of the Council of Ministers, the head of government in Nepal at the time, in 1958 until elections were held in 1959, after which fellow Congress politician Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala became Prime Minister. After the coup d'état by King Mahendra in 1960, he continued his struggle to bring multiparty democracy in Nepal.

He was the grandson of the Prime Minister Bhim Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana & son of Hiranya Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kunwar Indrajit Singh
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Nepal
1958 – 1959
Succeeded by
Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala