Latest reports coming in confirmed that the Founder-Chairman of the Druk National Congress (DNC), Rongthong Kunley Dorji, also popularly known as ‘RK Dorji’ was receiving treatment in the ICU at the Manipal Institute of Medical Science, Sikkim since two weeks before he was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday night.
According to the General Secretary of DNC, late Dorji, who was 73, died of ‘liver failure’. Doctors at the Hospital had admitted him at ICU (Intensive Care Unit) from 5 p.m. onwards when his heath condition was critical.
General Secretary further informed BNS that the funeral processing is scheduled for Sunday and that the dead body will be kept in the hospital until that time.
Meanwhile, it is reportedly learnt that a group of other exiled Bhutanese leaders from Nepal will travel to Sikkim to pay last tributes to late Dorji sometimes soon.
Late Dorji, who was leading a strategic coalition formed by the Bhutanese Movement Steering Committee, Bhutan Peoples’ Party, Bhutanese National Democratic Party and his own DNC, was based both in Kathmandu and Delhi after the Delhi High Court lifted the ban on his movement outside New Delhi. He was confined within New Delhi for almost 13 years since 1998.
Late Dorji is survived by his two sons, two daughters and wife.