Dr. Baburam Bhattarai

Baburam Bhattarai (born June 18, 1954, Belbas, Nepal), is a Nepali Marxist professor, politician, and former guerrilla leader who served as Prime Minister of Nepal from August 2011 until March 2013. He did his bachelor, master and doctorate from various colleges in India and come back to his country to lead a Maoist uprising against the monarchy and the government.

Baburam Bhattaria
Baburam Bhattarai

He was the true human face of the struggle, despite being second-in-command to Pushpa Kumar Dahal, better known as Prachanda of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). He was the first to call for the distribution of land to landless farmers, the elimination of unfavorable treaties, and the prohibition of foreign investment in enterprises and other areas.

He began an armed battle against the government's harsh legislation and led the agitation for eleven years. He even resigned the administration to start a political party with former party and government colleagues and others to fight for the oppressed. Bhattarai founded the party as an alternative to the government's misrule.

Childhood & Early Life of Baburam Bhattarai

Baburam Bhattarai

  • Baburam Bhattarai was born on June 18, 1854, into a poor peasant family in Gorkha, Khoplang VDC, central Nepal. He had a younger sister, a younger brother, and an older sister.
  • He did his schooling at ‘Amar Jyoti High School’ in Luintel, Gorkha. He ranked first in the whole of Nepal during the ‘School Leaving Certificate Exam’ in 1970.
  • He joined ‘Amrit Science College’ and again scored the highest marks in the board examination.
  • He was awarded a Colombo Plan scholarship and studied architecture in Chandigarh, India. In 1977, he earned a bachelor's degree in architecture.
  • He founded the ‘All India Nepalese Students’ Association’ during his stay in Chandigarh and became its President.
  • He pursued his Master’s degree from the ‘Delhi School of Planning and Architecture’ and received his M.Tech degree in 1979.
  • He completed his PhD degree from the ‘Jawaharlal Nehru University’ in New Delhi in 1986.

Birthday: June 18, 1954

Sun Sign: Gemini

Born In: Khoplang, Gorkha, Nepal

Famous As: 35th Prime Minister Of Nepal

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