Min Bahadur Thapa
Min Bahadur Thapa, a native of the Myagdi district of Nepal, joined the UN security detachment in 2010. Initially he was posted to defend the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan (UNOCA) compound in Kabul, but was later transferred to the UN complex in Mazar-e-Sharif.
Before this, Min Bahadur had a long and distinguished career with the Indian Army in which he served for 28 years. During this time, Min Bahadur achieved the rank of Junior Commissioned Officer with the 2/4 Gorkha Rifles. Upon retirement Min Bahadur spent about two and a half years working in security aboard cruise liners. Colleagues describe Min Bahadur as a hard-working and dedicated soldier and supervisor. He is survived by his wife, Lekh Maya Thapa, two sons and a daughter.
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The above tribute was first published on iSeek (the UN's Intranet) using information provided by field missions, the Departments of Peacekeeping and Field Support and OHRM, as well as comments shared by colleagues in conversations, email messages, and media accounts.