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Farewell Subhash Darnal, Himal Khabarpatrika



Sushash Darnal was 18 when he came to Kathmandu for his higher studies from Mujhung, Palpa. In the 13 years that followed, he rose as a fervent defender and promoter of the dignity and rights of the Dalits. The way he heightened issues of the marginalised in such a short period was probably because he had to do it all in his short span of life. This fervent activist died tragically in a car accident in Washington DC on 14 August. He was in America for a Stanford University's Dropper Hills Summer Fellowship.

In 2009, Darnal had spent six months in the US under a National Endowment for Democracy fellowship. He set up the Jagaran Media Centre to train Dalit journalists and also worked at the the NGO, COCAP and later Samata Foundation. But, highly acclaimed tele series Dalan and his two books Adhikar and Arakshan ko Raajneeti are Darnal's most valued contribution to the field.

After being trained in media studies at the Nepal Press Institute, Darnal worked for a while at Himal Khabarpatrika covering Dalit and social justice issues. He later served as vice chairman at Action Aid Nepal. Darnal died at age of 31 and leaves behind his wife, Sarita Pariyar and a two-year-old daughter.



1. utsuk shrestha
I didn't know much about Mr. Darnal. Sadly after his departure, he come to know about him. The Dalit movement has lost a flaming figure like him. He will be utterly missed. Farewell Mr Darnal.

2. B2B
RIP Subhash Darnal. We all regret your early departure. As it is said the big souls part too soon before the naughty ones!?!


3. Josephine-Actionid Rwanda
ActionAid Rwanda staff jon the entire Actionaid family to express our shock over the untimely and tragic demise of Subhash. Darnal , your contribution to ActionAid cause for a world without poverty and injustice will always be cherished and you will always be particularly remembered for your contribution to the work of ActionAid Nepal in your capacity as the Vice Chair of the Board. We will miss you in this federation. May your soul rest in peace and may your wife and daughter be strenghtened by the almighty God during this trying moment.

4. Roshan Mahato
This is so sad news, he was very good person. 

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