Death of Maoist leader Mahadev Yadav, Prachanda pays final tribute

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CPN-Maoist central member Mahadev Yadav has passed away. 

Yadav, who was suffering from cancer, died at his residence in Janakpurdham on Monday night at the age of 57.

After receiving treatment at various places, Yadav stayed at home taking medicine as per the doctor’s advice.

Yadav, who was born in Balabakhar, Shaheed Nagar Municipality-1, Dhanusha, had participated in the people’s war waged by the then CPN (Maoist) from the very beginning. 

He also served as commander of Mahottari, Dhanusha, and Siraha. Last time he was a central member of the party. Yadav has three children including two daughters and a son.

Leaving Jeti’s permanent job, Yadav became active in communist politics. Yadav, who was also elected as the vice-chairman of Dhanusha Balabakhar VDC, was active in the people’s war waged by the then Maoists under the influence of the then leader of the region, Ram Vriksha Yadav.

 He was later given the responsibility of the commander of Mahottari and Dhanusha by the party.

 Leader Yadav had become the candidate of CPN-Maoist from Constituency No. 5 of Dhanusha in the first election of 2064 BS.

Last tribute by Prachanda

Yadav was buried at Swargadwar in Janakpurdham today. UCPN (M) Central Committee Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) and Standing Committee Member and former Minister Matrika Yadav were also present at the funeral.

Prachanda, who arrived in Janakpur by plane at 10 am, had paid tributes at the party office. After paying tribute, Prachanda along with leaders and activists reached his residence.