India condoles death of ex-Nepal PM's son

New Delhi, Nov 19: India on Sunday condoled the death of Prakash Dahal, the son of former Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who died of a cardiac arrest in Kathmandu earlier in the day.

"We are sorry to know about the sudden demise of Prakash Dahal son of Shri Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, former Prime Minister of Nepal," External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

"Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family."

Prakash Dahal, secretary to his father and also a central member of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist-Centre, was rushed to the Thapathali-based Norvic International Hospital at 5.50 a.m. 

Doctors pronounced the 36-year-old dead at 5.59 a.m, reports The Kathmandu Post.

Meanwhile, the former Prime Minister has left for Kathmandu from Jhapa where he was attending an election campaign for the upcoming first phase of the provincial and parliamentary polls, according to The Himalayan Times.