4 January 2018: Brother of Nischal Ghimire has said the drowning victim wanted to be a pilot while growing up in Nepal, news.com.au reported today.
Ghanashyam Ghimire, the disability carer’s elder brother, flew from Kathmandu earlier this week to oversee the repatriation of the 22-year-old’s remains.
According to news.com.au, around 100 families and friends attended a memorial service held in Adelaide earlier today. Some travelled interstate to pay their respects, it is understood.
The hour-long service was also attended by government officials who apparently urged prayer “so it is easier for his soul to go to heaven”.
Also participating in the service was the mother of 10-year-old Kevin Maghsoodi who was Mr Ghimire’s regular client. The much-liked carer had picked up the boy last Thursday around 4 pm taking him to Glenelg, a popular Adelaide beach. Alarm was raised when he failed to return the child to his parents on time. His body was found 17 hours later following an extensive air, sea and ground search operation by South Australia Police. His body was found at a boat ramp some four and half kilometres from where he was reported missing.
Kevin’s mother has repeatedly called her son’s Nepalese carer a “hero”. She says he saved her son’s life.
Mr Ghimire’s remains shall be flown to Nepal tomorrow.
Ghanashyam Ghimire, the bereaved brother, told news.com.au today that he now wants to establish a charity in the name of his late brother in order to help children in Nepal just the way his brother was helping children here in Australia.