Nara Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana

Nara Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana, KCVO, was the second police chief of Nepal Police after its establishment in the year 2007 B.S. (1951 C.E.). He remained chief for a tenure of two years before being succeeded by Gyan Bahadur Yakthumba as the police chief.[1]

Nara Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana
Native name
नर शमशेर ज.ब.रा.
Born16 December 1911
Jawalakhel Durbar, Jawalakhel
Died24 April 2006 (aged 94)
Nara Dera, Kathmandu
AllegianceNepal Nepal
Service/branchNepal Police
RankInspector General of Police (I.G.P.)
Spouse(s)Uma Rajya Laxmi
Prabha Rajya Laxmi
ChildrenFour sons and two daughters
RelationsSir Bahadur Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana (father)
Chandra Rajya Laxmi (mother)

Nara Shumsher J.B.R. was honored by the government of Nepal as the Father of Nepali Sports for his contribution, both as a player and an official, to Nepali sports. He was the first Nepali player to get 'Merit Award' from the Olympic Council of Asia.

Praised in the sporting fraternity Rana, however, is despised by the common people for his involvement in the killing of four martyrs Shukraraj Shastri, Dharma Bhakta Mathema, Dashrath Chand and Gangalal Shrestha. He supervised the killing of the four martyrs and is believed to have shot Gangalal and Dashrath Chand himself, after the executioner deputed to shoot hesitated.[2]

Notable published worksEdit

  • “Janarala Nara Samsera Janga Bahadura Ranako Jivani: Uhamkai Juvani” (2006).


National HonoursEdit

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  1. ^ "Police History - Ex-Chief of Police".
  2. ^ "Nara Shumsher Dies". Archived from the original on 2014-02-22.