Sunday, April 3, 2011

UN Gurkha Guard, Dil Prasad Gurung

Name: Dil Prasad Gurung
Age: 40
Nationality: Nepalese
Employer: IDG Security (contracted to UN)
Location: Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan
Date: 2 April 2011
Cause: Wounds received while defending UN civilian employees against mob attack on UN compound

Dil Prasad Gurung, from Pokhara in Nepal, joined IDG Security in Afghanistan in August, 2010. Before this he had a long and distinguished career in the Indian Army where he served in the 3/3 Gorkha Rifles. Altogether Dil Prasad served in the Indian army for 19 years, achieving the rank of sergeant. He is survived by his wife, Kumari Vija Gurung, as well as two sons and a daughter.

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