Sunday, April 3, 2011

UN Gurkha Guard, Narayan Bahadur Thapa

Name: Narayan Bahadur Thapa Magar
Age: 37
Nationality: Nepalese
Employer: IDG Security (contracted to UN)
Location: Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan
Date: 1 April 2011
Cause: Killed defending UN civilian employees against mob attack on UN compound

Narayan Bahadur Thapa Magar, from the Rupandehi district of Nepal, joined IDG Security in Afghanistan in September, 2010. Before this, Narayan Bahadur had a long and distinguished career as a professional soldier. He spent 19 years with the 1/5 Gorkha Rifles in the Indian Army. Six months were spent deployed to the UN mission in Sudan. Narayan is survived by his wife Yami Kumari Thapa and two sons.

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