President, PM aggrieved of Dixit's demise, express condolences

Kathmandu, Aug 15: President Bidya Devi Bhandari paid tribute to senior litterateur Madan Mani Dixit, who died this morning.

President Bhandari also extended her condolence to the bereaved family. Demise of Dixit has caused an irreparable loss to entire Nepali literature, she said in a condolence message today.

Similarly, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expressed deep sorrow on the demise of noted literary figure MadanMani Dixit today.

"I am deeply aggrieved of the passing away of eminent literary philosopher and practitioner. The literary world would ever remember his contributions", PM Oli tweeted today.

The Prime Minster also paid tribute to Dixit and expressed condolences to the grief-stricken families.

Ninety-seven-year old Dixit breathed his last this morning. His dead body has been kept at Himal Hospital in Kamalpokhari.

His mortal body will be cremated today at Pashupati Aryaghat. Dixit was the former Vice-Chancellor of the Nepal Academy.

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