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Govt. declares public holiday on Tuesday in honour of Joshi

The Nepal Weekly
October 18, 2022

The government has announced a public holiday for Tuesday, October 18, to pay homage to the centenarian personality Satya Mohan Joshi, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 103. 

Noted cultural expert and writer Satya Mohan Joshi passed away on October 16 at the age of 103. Joshi, who was undergoing medical treatment at the Kist Medical College and Teaching Hospital in Gwarko, left the physical body at 7 am on Sunday. He was admitted to the hospital and receiving treatment from September 23 after complaining some health problems. He was kept in the intensive care unit (ICU) after his health worsened recently. Last time he was admitted to the hospital due to dengue infection along with urine infection. He was also chronically ill with heart and lungs.

Leaders of various political parties, literary and cultural personalities had reached the hospital to pay homage to Joshi as soon as the news about his death spread. Satya Mohan was also popular as a poet, dramatist, storyteller, essay writer, dramatist, critic, treasurer, translator and editor. He is established and distinguished as a cultural scholar, skilled researcher and researcher by publishing original and translated works on folk literature, folk culture, culture, art and architecture, archaeology, Nepali national currency, religion and philosophy etc. In the administrative service of the nation, he had served the nation as an industrial supervisor, superintendent of Bureau of Statistics, program officer of National Planning Council, director of Department of Archaeology and Culture. He made a special contribution to the field of higher education by working as an instructor of Nepali language in China, expert and professor at Tribhuvan University and other universities. He and his team have made a great contribution for the promotion of Karnali language, literature and culture. 

He was the founder and director of many organizations. Appreciating his valuable contributions to the nation, he was honoured and rewarded with many honors and awards by the Government of Nepal and other non-governmental organizations, honoured with the Honorary MahavidyaVwaridhi title and honoured with the Literary Centenary Man Award. He received the prestigious Madan Purashkar three times. 

Joshi’s body will be kept unburn for study. Hospital professor Dr. Kishore Singh Basnet informed that his body will be kept in Kist Medical College by using non-absorbable chemicals. Joshi had earlier announced that he would donate his body after death.