Co-Founder of WordPress Nepal Community, Ujwal Thapa Passes Away at 44

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One of the most significant figures in the history of the WordPress Nepal Community, Ujwal Thapa has passed away at the age of 44. Ujwal was one of the co-founders of the WordPress Nepal Community and had a huge impact in building this community. His initiations and visions have impacted a lot and helped in the growth of our WP Nepal family.

Our whole WordPress Nepal Community is mourning and remembering the extraordinary life of this remarkable man who introduced Nepal to WordPress. It is without a doubt, a huge loss for the community. The work of the WP Nepal community stands as a testament that one person’s simple idea—to build a WordPress community—can make a difference. From only three people with vision (Ujwal Thapa, Chandra Maharzan, and Sakin Shrestha) to building a whole community of more than 8,000, Ujwal Thapa has had a huge impact on this journey of growth. And today, most youths across the whole nation are familiar with WordPress.

Ujwal Thapa’s tireless efforts to bring WordPress to Nepal have now brought countless new opportunities and employment to many youths in Nepal. We all, who’s working in WordPress, owe him a little of our career as he was one of the co-founders who introduced us to WordPress.

Late Ujjwal Thapa at WordCamp Nepal 2015
Late Ujwal Thapa at WordCamp Nepal 2015

Sakin Shrestha, co-founder of WordPress Nepal and a former colleague of Mr. Thapa expresses his grief. He stated to DevotePress, “It is with great emotion and deep sadness that I have learned about the demise of Ujwal Thapa. The passing of Ujwal is an enormous loss for our community and personally for me as well. Ujwal was more like a brother to me as we’ve shared the WP Nepal Initiation journey together and been a part of this platform since the very beginning. We also spent many quieter moments discussing about creating new job opportunities in the IT field as well.” He further added, “What an amazing person and what a good and generous man Ujwal was, I feel privileged to have known him. He will be missed.”

Words seem inadequate to express our sadness over the passing of Ujwal Thapa. The DevotePress team was fortunate enough to work closely with Mr. Thapa and share many memories together. Every time we met, we were struck by both the force of his personality and the quality of his intellect. His passion shone through in everything he did, from his initiation in IT to his tireless political campaigns. He was a humble man with so much positivity and noble intentions to lead the new generation. He was fearless; ready to face any situation and would do anything to lead the young generation on the right path. On behalf of our whole DevotePress team, we send our deepest condolences to Mr. Thapa’s family at this difficult time.

Apart from his WordPress initiation and journey, Ujwal was active in many other fields as well. He was the founder of Digital Max Solutions company and Entrepreneurs for Nepal Facebook Group with countless new business ideas and discussions posting every day. One of the most influential moves he’d made was to step into Politics. He was the founder of Bibeksheel Nepali, a political party with a bright vision. Ujwal was quite popular among the youth of Nepal due to his courageous moves and fearless attitude.

In loving memory of Mr. Thapa…

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