Upendra Devkota

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Upendra Devkota
Born(1953-12-18)December 18, 1953
Gorkha, Nepal
DiedJune 18, 2018(2018-06-18) (aged 64)
Bansbari, Nepal
ResidenceKathmandu Valley
EducationFRCS in Neurosurgery
Alma materAmar Jyoti Janata Secondary School Gorkha; Amrit Science College Kathmandu.
OccupationNeurosurgeon / Consultant
Years active1973 ; 1999—2018
Home townKathmandu
Spouse(s)Madhu Dixit Devkota
ChildrenThree daughters
Dr. Devkota while receiving the Dr. Balaram Joshi Gyan Bigyan prize.jpg
British ambassdor paying homage to dr. devkota.jpg
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Dr. Devkota's family - his wife and daughters - performing post-funeral rites.jpg

Upendra Devkota (18 December 1953 – 18 June 2018) was a Nepali neurosurgeon and founder of the first neurological trauma unit in Nepal, located at Bir Hospital. He held the post of Minister for Health, Science and Technology, Government of Nepal. Devkota was the founder of the National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences.

He was born in Gorkha in 1953 and received his high school education in Amar Jyoti Janata High School (commonly known as Luintel High School of Gorkha), Palungtar, Gorkha, Nepal. He was a classmate friend of Baburam Bhattarai from class eight to Isc. He did intermediate of sciences (I Sc) education from Amrit Science college, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal and got Colombo Plan fellowship to pursue medical education in India. He completed Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (MBBS) in 1978 from Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Assam, India and worked some years in Bir Hospital under Dr DN Gongol. He had also been a Health Minister of then His Majesty government of Nepal.

For advanced training in neurosurgery, he went to the United Kingdom, where he trained at Atkinson Morley Hospital (now part of St Georges Hospital), Southern General Hospital Glasgow. He returned to Nepal in 1989 and started Neurosurgery in Bir Hospital. He established NINAS in Bansbari, Kathmandu, Nepal.

He died of cholangiocarcinoma.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Renowned neurosurgeon Dr Upendra Devkota admitted to Neuro Hospital". 1 May 2018.
  2. ^ Times, Nepali. ""I want to live my last among friends"". www.nepalitimes.com.
  3. ^ http://www.neuro.org.np/team.htm
  4. ^ http://healthcareconcern.org/search/doctorinfo_view.php?editid1=556