Bidya Devi Bhandari

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Bidya Devi Bhandari
विद्यादेवी भण्डारी
2nd President of Nepal
In office
28 October 2015 – 13 March 2023
Prime MinisterKhadga Prasad Sharma Oli
Pushpa Kamal Dahal
Sher Bahadur Deuba
Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli
Sher Bahadur Deuba
Vice PresidentNanda Kishor Pun
Preceded byRam Baran Yadav
Succeeded byRam Chandra Poudel
Minister of Defence
In office
25 May 2009 – 6 February 2011
PresidentRam Baran Yadav
Prime MinisterMadhav Kumar Nepal
Preceded byRam Bahadur Thapa
Succeeded byBijay Kumar Gachhadar
Minister for Environment and Population
In office
25 March 1997 – 7 October 1997
MonarchKing Birendra
Prime MinisterLokendra Bahadur Chand
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
November 1994 – April 2008
Preceded byDaman Nath Dhungana
Succeeded byJhakku Prasad Subedi
In office
January 1994 – August 1994
Preceded byMadan Bhandari
Succeeded byMan Mohan Adhikari
Member of Federal Parliament of Nepal
In office
28 May 2008 – 28 October 2015
ConstituencyParty list
Personal details
Bidya Pandey

(1961-06-19) 19 June 1961 (age 62)
Mane Bhanjyang, Bhojpur, Kingdom of Nepal
(present day Mane Bhanjyang, Ramprasadrai R.M., Bhojpur, Province No. 1, Republic of Nepal
Political partyIndependent (2015–present)
Other political
Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) (before 2015)
Madan Bhandari
(m. 1982; died 1993)
ParentsRam Bahadur Pandey (father)
Mithila Pandey (mother)
EducationBidhdhodaya Higher Secondary School, Bhojpur
Alma materTribhuvan University, (BA)

Bidhya Devi Bhandari (Nepali: विद्या देवी भण्डारी; born 19 June 1961) is a Nepalese politician. She is the 2nd and current President of Nepal and commander in chief of Nepalese Armed Forces. She is the first woman to hold the office.[1][2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nepal gets first woman President". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. "Bidhya Devi Bhandari elected Nepal's first female ld-asia-34664430". BBC Asia News. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. "Bidya Devi Bhandari elected first woman President of Nepal". Kantipur News. Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. Retrieved 28 October 2015.