Former HAN President Amar Man Shakya passes away at 72


: Immediate past president of the Hotel Association (), succumbed to COVID-19 complications in the wee hours of Friday. He was 72.

File – Interview with the President of Amar Man Shakya, on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Photo: Balkrishna Thapa Chhetri/THT

President Shakya died during the course of treatment at Om Hospital in Kathmandu, at around 3:00 am today, according to HAN’s chief executive officer (CEO) Tek Bahadur Mahat.

Initially, Shakya was admitted to Star Hospital where he was diagnosed with COVID-19, a family source told HAN CEO Mahat.

He was discharged from the hospital following recovery. However, in a few days, he suffered from complexities pertaining to COVID-19, Mahat said and added that he was admitted to Kathmandu Model hospital where one of his two sons is a doctor.

Furthermore, Shakya was referred to Om Hospital on being diagnosed with pneumonia and other lung related ailment, Mahat said. Shakya was put on a ventilator.

The HAN’s IP president is survived by his wife and sons.

The HAN will issue a press release later today on the demise of its IP President Shakya.


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