Kathmandu - An ex-British Gurkha serviceman has died of COVID-19 infection here. He is 59-year-old Chet Prasad Gurung from Parbat district of Nepal who has been living in London. Gurung died at local Northwick Park Hospital last night. Senior vice-president of Tamudhi UK London Branch, Gurung, was a well-known person among the Nepali diaspora here as a philanthropist. He had been living in isolation at his home as per doctor's advice after running fever for two weeks.
Gurung was taken to the emergency ward after experiencing problem in breathing and later shifted to ICU. He was kept on ventilator after his health worsened two days from being admitted to the hospital. Spokesperson at the Nepali Embassy in London, Sharad Raj Aran informed about Gurung's passing away to his family and the related organisations of Nepalis.