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Legendary man longing to visit Kathmandu for treatment

Interestingly, Chhetri had visited Kathmandu in 1951 along with his mother. "That is a long story," says he," When my father was thrown alive into the Sunkosh River, I and my mother were brought to India and then to Kathmandu by some well-wishers of the Bhutan State Congress." The Gorkhaland National Liberation Front leader Subash Ghising, 75, was the driver of the Indian jeep that transported the Chhetris to Darjeeling from Bhutan, as per his narration."Such feeling is gradually fading away," Chhetri explains," Even my neighbours have stopped inquiring about my health when I am forced to struggle for survival in my bed." [...]

Execution of Chhabda at Changlimithang

When Jambey was arrested, the whole plot to kill PM Dorji was uncovered. According to his statement to the commission, he and his fellow-friend Doley, were teamed up to assassinate the PM. Doley had even taken rupees 1000 from Chhabda as an advance reward for bringing the plot into action. However, only Jambey was able to shot the prime minister on one fine night. After the arrest of Jambey and Chhabda, murder-accused Sangye Dorji, Bacchu and Doley were also arrested and booked. The six-member royal commission headed by Gyelden Thinley Dorji and appointed by the king, conducted an open hearing where each of the accused was asked to give his statement [...]

Legendary Marriage of Mahasur Chhetri’s Son

Over 100 guns were fired to mark the event wasting some 60 kg of gun-powder offered to Mahasur as a gift by one of the Mandals called Baliman. The only thing Chhetri missed during his marriage was the Prime Minister. "I was grown-up in his palace. He used to be as friendly as anybody else with me but I really didn't know why he remained absent in the function," he narrates. According to him, relatives and friends from as far as Nepal and remote parts of India also were present in his marriage. There were Babu Sahebs, Caprasis, Muktiyars, Mandals and general people, among others
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