Yala, Nepal Mandala – Nepal lost an unmatchable epigrapher, Nepal Lipi (scripts) specialist and scholar of Buddhism, Pundit Hem Raj Shakya yesterday. He passed away at his home in Yala. His cremation was held at Balkumari, Yala amidst hundreds of mourners. Nepal Bhasa Academy Chancellor Satya Mohan Joshi, Nepal Lipi Guthi President Sarad Kasah and Suwarn Vajracharya from Nepal-lipi.com were among those attended the funeral, performed by Lama gurus. However, it is sad to note here that none represented the Government of Nepal to pay the last respect to this scholar, who brought name and fame for the country.
He has contributed immensely to promote studies of Nepal scripts and Buddhism in Nepal. He has published dozens of precious books on both fields.
The Newah and the Nepal-lipi.com express our deepest condolence on his untimely demise of this great scholar of Nepal Lipi. May he attain to supreme Nirvana!
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