Krishna GurungKrishna (or KB as he is known) was born in West Nepal. He joined the British Army in 1966 as a Boy Soldier, indeed, the last Boy Soldier in the Army!
After 3 years, and on completion of his basic military training, he joined his parent Regiment in Kluang, Malaysia. Throughout his service he has held many high profile positions and has travelled widely: Most notably, on active service during Desert Storm – the first Gulf War, for which he was awarded an operational MBE. He was subsequently selected as the Queen’s Gurkha Orderly Officer for her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in 1993 and was awarded the MVO. He retired from the Army in 1998.
Krishna then devoted his life to serving those ex-Gurkhas in Nepal in the most need. He joined the Gurkha Welfare Scheme and initially worked at a remote Area Welfare Centre and was later transferred to the Key Area Welfare Centre in Kathmandu. He finished his service in the Gurkha Welfare Scheme as the Deputy Field Director, retiring from this post in December 2011.
Krishna came from a traditional Gurung village, Sabet only one day’s walk from Pokhara. He is married to Dilkumari and they now live in Pokhara. There is no better in-country advisor and we are delighted he is part of the Photo Journey team.
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