Mr. Sagar Nath Panta died today (August 4, 2009) at Baylor hospital in Irving, Texas. He was admitted to the hospital on Sunday afternoon after he drowned himself in a swimming pool in his apartment complex.
Mr. Panta was a former resident of Sabal Bahal, Kathmandu, Nepal and had recently moved to Texas with his family including his wife Kamala Pant, son Suraj Ballav Panta (19) and Kritika Panta (17). Panta family arrived in Texas on June 21st 2009 just 45 days ago via the Diversity Visa program. They were still trying to get used to their new home.
Nepali society of Texas is raising funds to support the family with the funeral expenses. You can donate to the family by following the link below:
Here are persons you can contact for questions related to the donation:
Dhurba Panday – 972-754-2808
Gauri Joshi – 214-537-1166
Murali Adhikari – 225-362-1916
Janak Rana – 972-890-6304
Ram C Pokhrel – 682-521-7475
Kriahna Lamichhane – 214-454-0737
Nepalese Society Texas has decided to organize his funeral.
Details of the funeral:
Date: August 5th 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Hughes Funeral Home
9700 Webb Chapel, Dallas, TX, 75220
We pray to God – May his soul rest in peace.
[Via email from Ram Pokhrel, President of NST]