A veteran Bhutanese youth, Dhan Kumar (DK) Karki, has passed away on March 2 at Barnes Jewish Hospital of Saint Louis, MO, United States. He was 50.
Late Karki joined his political activism from the Youth Organization of Bhutan (YOB), the youth wing of the Bhutan People’s Party (BPP).
He is also mostly remembered his social works in the community esp. when his fellow youths were in need of blood.
The veteran who demonstrated his political caliber in the early stage of camp settlement in Nepal as an active cadre of the Bhutan People’s Party was never willing to leave camp to settle in western countries.
However, Karki, who waited at Beldangi-I camp for 18 years to return to Bhutan with dignity and honor, was eventually resettled in St. Louis of Missouri in July 2010.
In 2009, doctors at AMDA Nepal diagnosed him of complications in his liver, and even got his liver transplanted in 2011.
He is survived by his two sons and wife.