Somnath Adhikari

Somnath Adhikari (born 6 January 1951) affectionately known as Pyasi[2] (meaning "thirsty" in Nepali), is a Nepalese politician serving as the 2nd and current Governor of Province No. 1 of Nepal.[3][4] He is former member of the National Panchayat from 1986 to 1991 and member of Pratinidhi Sabha from 1991 to 1994.[5] He is an active politician of CPN (ML) now CPN (UML) from 1968 and served as the district president of Kaski and later he hold the president post of the party election committee.

Somnath Adhikari 'Pyasi'
सोमनाथ अधिकारी 'प्यासी'
2nd Governor of Province No. 1
Assumed office
5 November 2019
PresidentBidhya Devi Bhandari
Prime MinisterKP Oli
Chief MinisterSher Dhan Rai
Preceded byGovinda Subba
Member of National Panchayat
In office
1986 - 1991
Member of Pratinidhi Sabha
In office
1991 - 1994
Personal details
Somnath Adhikari

(1951-01-06) 6 January 1951 (age 70)[1]
Batulechaur, Kaski, Nepal[1]
ParentsLiladhar Adhikari (father)
Sabitri Adhikari (mother)
Alma materB.Ed. from Prithivi Narayan Campus[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Pyasi was born in Batulechaur, Kaski district to Liladhar Adhikari and Sabitri Adhikari. He did his secondary education from local government school and later finished his Bachelor degree from Prithivi Narayan Campus, Pokhara.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "काे हुन् सोमनाथ प्यासी ? पञ्चायत सदस्य, सांसद हुँदै प्रदेश १ प्रमुख सम्म" [Who is Somnath Pyasi?]. Purbeli News (in Nepali). 2019-11-04. Retrieved 2020-06-05.
  2. ^ a b "कम्युनिष्ट नेता सोमनाथ अधिकारी (प्यासी) को जीवन यात्रा" [About communist leader Somnath Adhikari Pyasi]. Nepalipatra. Retrieved 2020-06-05.
  3. ^ "Government picks new governors after sacking Deuba-period appointees". Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  4. ^ "All seven provinces get new heads". The Himalayan Times. 2019-11-05. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  5. ^ "नयाँ प्रदेश प्रमुखको नालीबेली : पूर्वप्रधानपञ्चदेखि विप्लव छाडेकासम्म !" [History of newly appointed provincial governors]. Online Khabar. Retrieved 2020-06-05.
Political offices
Preceded by
Govinda Subba
Governor of Province No. 1
5 November 2019 – Present

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