Krishna Prasad Koirala

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Krishna Prasad Koirala (Nepali: कृष्णप्रसाद कोइराला) was a politician, activist and social worker of Nepal. He was a Hill Brahmin[1] living in exile in Bihar.[2] He was the founder of the prominent Koirala family of Nepal. Three of his sons became prime ministers of Nepal. He had five sons and four daughters. The five sons are: Matrika Prasad Koirala, Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, Girija Prasad Koirala, Keshav Prasad Koirala and Tarini Prasad Koirala and the four daughters were Nalini Koirala (Upadhyaya), Indira Koirala (Acharya), Sauvagya Kumari (Sauri) Koirala (Arjel) and Vijaylaxmi Koirala (Zaki). The first three sons became Prime Ministers of Nepal starting in 1951. The other two were also actively involved in the democratic politics and the popular activities to bring in and establish Democratic system in Nepal. The famous Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala is one of his great-grand daughters. He died in 1945[3].


  1. ^ "Girija Prasad Koirala: The architect of democracy in Nepal". Dawn. 23 March 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  2. ^ Marasini, Prerana (20 March 2010). "G.P. Koirala passes away". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. Retrieved 21 March 2010.

3. Autobiography: B. P. Koirala