KATHMANDU: Former Deputy Prime Minister Bam Dev Gautam, Minister for Youth and Sports Maheshwor Jung Gahatraj and Nepal Olympic Committee President Jeevan Ram Shrestha, representatives from national association, players and coaches paid last tribute to Lama Tendi Sherpa at the Sherpa Monastry in Bouddha, where he was cremated on Friday.

The former General Secretary of NOC and President of Nepal Basketball Association, Sherpa passed away at the age of 50 on Wednesday morning after a three year battle with neurology-related diseases.

Earlier, National Sports Council organised a condolence meet on the NSC premises. NSC Member Secretary Bishnu Raj Dhakal, department heads Kul Bahadur Thapa, Madhu Sudan Basnet, Arjun BK and Mahendra Rai, staff members and players offered flowers and paid tribute to Sherpa.

A version of this article appears in the print on November 27, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.