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Surya Bahadur Thapa
सूर्य बहादुर थापा
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24th Prime Minister of Nepal
In office
5 June 2003 – 3 June 2004
Monarch Gyanendra
Preceded by Lokendra Bahadur Chand
Succeeded by Sher Bahadur Deuba
In office
7 October 1997 – 15 April 1998
Monarch Birendra
Preceded by Lokendra Bahadur Chand
Succeeded by Girija Prasad Koirala
In office
30 May 1979 – 12 July 1983
Monarch Birendra
Preceded by Kirti Nidhi Bista
Succeeded by Lokendra Bahadur Chand
In office
26 January 1965 – 7 April 1969
Monarch Birendra
Preceded by Tulsi Giri
Succeeded by Kirti Nidhi Bista
In office
23 December 1963 – 26 February 1964
Preceded by Tulsi Giri
Succeeded by Tulsi Giri
Personal details
Born (1928-03-21)March 21, 1928
Died April 15, 2015(2015-04-15) (aged 87)
Delhi, India
Political party Rastriya Prajatantra Party

Surya Bahadur Thapa (Nepali: सूर्य बहादुर थापा March 21, 1928 – April 15, 2015) was a Nepalese politician. He has served as the Prime Minister of Nepal for five terms, under three different kings, in a political career lasting more than 50 years. His terms were 1963-64, 1965–69, 1979–83, 1997–98 and 2003-04. Surya Bahadur Thapa had been the first Prime Minister of the Panchayat System.

Thapa died at the age of 87 in a hospital in Delhi, India from respiratory failure after undergoing surgery.

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