GNLF chief Subhash Ghising passed away in Delhi

Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) chief Subhas Ghising (1936-2015) breathed his last on the afternoon of 29th. Jan 2015 in a hospital in New Delhi. Aged 79 years, he was ailing since many months and his condition had improved a lot. But suddenly his condition deteriorated since two days back.  He was born on June 22 in 1936.

Hospital authorities have released a statement stating that Shri Subash Ghising was suffering from Pneumonia and Liver Cancer, and that he had been admitted to the ICU for the past few days.

His funeral is expected to take place tomorrow at Siliguri.

GNLF chief Subhash Ghising passes away
GNLF chief Subhash Ghising passes away

Ghishing had founded GNLF in 1980. He was the chairman of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council from 1988 to 2008. He spearheaded the Gorkhaland movement in the 1980s. The Gorkhaland movement grew from the demand of ethnic Gorkha living in Darjeeling District of West Bengal for a separate state in 1986. He was born on 22 June 1936 at Manju Tea Estate in Darjeeling.

Mamta Banerjee,CM,West Bengal expressed her deep condolences

Bimal Gurung on his social media page wrote ” The sad demise of Mr.Subhash Ghising is a political loss to the Hill people. His contribution towards the development of the Hills will always be appreciated.
I extend my heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and pray that God give them the strength to bear the loss.

“He was a LEGEND in his own right, and of all his strengths and shortcomings… he will always be remembered to coining the term – “Gorkhaland” and awakening the consciousness of Gorkhalis in India.
His political acumen was unparalleled and remains so.
We Mourn his Loss… May he be able to find peace in his death, which so eluded him during his lifetime.” The Darjeeling Chronicle

“Rest in eternal peace, SUBHASH GHISING.
I visited Gangaram Hospital to pay my last respect to the leader who first led the people’s movement for Gorkhaland.
Met his son in this hour of grief. May God grant him strength to bear this loss.
His body will be flown to Darjeeling on 30th morning.
Working honestly towards the dream of Gorkhaland will be our truest Shradhanjali to him.” – Munish Tamang

Body of the deceased Lt.Subhash Ghising
Body of the deceased Lt.Subhash Ghising  Photo: Voice of Mirik

Body of the deceased Lt.Subhash Ghising on the way to Delhi Airport.The flight is set to leave from Delhi at 10:30 and will reach Bagdogra Airport at 11:30am today

The above picture was taken at the premises of Gangaram hospital around 7am morning on 30th Jan 2015

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