Monday, April 10, 2017

Keshari Tamrakar passes away

Rabin Man Shakya

ANICHAWATA SANKHARA. As Lord Buddha said all the Sanskaras are impermanent. 

Portland's Nepalese community was shocked and deeply moved by the sad news of demise of Keshari Tamrakar who has been battling lung cancer since 2015.

Keshari was 69 and was in hospice care at her son Sunil Tamrakar's home in Portland, USA.

It is to be noted that late Keshari's son Sunil Tamrakar is the Treasurer of Nepaa Chhen, a local non-profit Nepali organization and her daughter-in-law Srijana Sthapit is the Director of Women's Affairs of NRNA-NCC-USA Oregon Chapter.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, April 9, 2017 in the evening at Riverview Abby funeral home in Portland. A number of Nepalese people living in Portland and its periphery came to the memorial service to pay last tributes to late Keshari by offering Jaki-swan and flowers.

Extending the condolences on the occasion, president of Nepali Association of Oregon (NAO) Ganga Sharma said it is a stark reminder of the randomness and fragility of human life.

Present at the funeral service were the officials and ex-officials of NAO, office-bearers of NRN-NCC-USA, Oregon Chapter and Nepaa Chhen.

During the funeral service, Guruju Prajjwal Ratna Bajracharya of the Dance Mandala Mahavihara, Portland,  chanted the Buddhist mantrocharan ritual for the departed soul.

The Nepali community of Portland, Oregon is so touched by extra-ordinary perseverance of Sunil, Srijana  and their daughters Nelli and Selba in the face of deep adversity and sorrow. May you and your family garner strength to overcome the unforeseen situation.