President’s Timeline

A.D. 1961

Born on 19 June 1961, in Mane Bhanjyang of Bhojpur, to Ram Bahadur Pandey and Mithila Pandey





A.D. 1978

Completed primary education from Behereshwor school of own village; secondary education from Bidhyodaya school of Bhojpur; joined politics as member of youth league of CPN (ML)




A.D. 1979

Involved in student movement, elected as treasurer of free student union at Mahendra Morang Adarsha Multiple Campus, Biratnagar.





A.D. 1982

Married to communist leader Madan Bhandari




A.D. 1993

Played a pivotal role as a chairperson of the women’s wing of GEFONT from 1993





A.D. 1994

Elected thrice in parliamentary elections in 1991, 1994 and 1999






A.D. 1999

Held the post of Minister of Environment in 1999






A.D. 2009

Held the post of Minister of Defense during 2009-2011.






A.D. 2015

Elected President of Nepal