(DSU News Bureau) A Sikh father and son who owned and ran an eatery under the historic Dharahara tower in Kathmandu were killed after the 7.9 earthquake caused the tower to crumble. The father and son belonged to the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir and ran the eatery for 30 years.

The father Sujan Singh age 50 and son Parvinder Singh age 24 were in inside the tower running their eatery when the quake caused part of the tower to fall on the roof of their business.

The brother of the Sikh told a reporter, “Parvinder’s wife is staying with the family in Jammu and is expecting their second child. Sujan had called us from the dhaba around 10.30am. The quake occurred around an hour after that. Both Sujan and Parvinder were inside
the shop when tower collapsed on it.”

“Sujan went to Nepal at the age of 11 and started his own dhaba after doing menial jobs during the initial years. Parvinder had joined him only a few years back and they were running the eatery quite successfully,” he added.

A Sikh business man and local Gurdwara leader confirmed the death of the father and son.

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