Dr Pokharel, a heart patient, was rushed to the hospital after he fell down in the toilet at around 6:00 this morning. He was however declared dead on arrival at 7:15 at Norvic Hospital Thapathali, according to the hospital sources.
A former President of Private Boarding School Association of Nepal or PABSON, Dr Pokharel was the founder principal of Vinayak Sudha or VS Niketan School. He was elected a member of the second Constituent Assembly 2013 from then Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Democratic). Dr Pokhrel had been under medication after undergoing a heart surgery, PABSON Chair Bijaya Sambahamphe said.