Kathmandu: The founder of Buddha Air Surendra Bahadur Basnet passed away on Sunday. He was 95.
Issuing a press statement, Buddha Air, a leading domestic airline company in Nepal, said that the airline company lost a guardian with the demise of the founding executive chairman.
Basnet was also a two-time minister and former justice of the Supreme Court during the Panchayat period.
Basnet also served as the chief of the Election Commission and Press Council Nepal.
Born in Salma of Bhojpur district, Basnet established Buddha Air at the age of 70 years.