Dear NOA Founding Members, Life Members, Friends & Community Members!
The Newah Organization of America (NOA) families are deeply saddened to share the sudden passing of Mrs. Manu Kumari Thapa Bangdel. She was the mother-in-law of NOA’s Life Member Dr. Bibhakar S. Shaky and was the wife of the late premiere Nepal artist, writer and art historian Mr. Lain Singh Bangdel (Rai). Mrs. Bangdel passed away at the age of 96 years on Wednesday January 8th, 2024, in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Born in 1928, Mrs. Manu Bangdel was a dedicated nurse who tirelessly served for 33 years until her retirement in 1994. She was not only the most beautiful and nurturing mother but also a pillar of strength and a role model for many. Against all odds, she received an excellent opportunity to study in England and was later appointed as Matron of the Maternity Hospital.
She was survived by her only son-in -law and two grandchildren, Deven and Neal Bangdel Shakya. We deeply regret the loss of one of our the most prominent Newah community members who has touched many lives and contributed so much during her lifetime.
The NOA extends heartfelt condolences to the entire Shakya Family and sending prayers to them and all the families and loved ones during this difficult time.
Sending prayers for the eternal peace of the departed soul!
The Executive Committee
The Newah Organization of America (NOA)