Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs

Hon’ble Mr. Raghubir Mahaseth

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs

Hon. Raghubir Mahaseth assumed office as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Government of Nepal on 04 June 2021.

Previously, Hon. Mahaseth served as Minister for Irrigation in 2011 and as Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport in 2018. Prior to that, he had also served as Executive Chairman of Udayapur Cement Industries Ltd., a State Owned Enterprise.

He was elected, in the elections held in 2017, as a member of the House of Representatives from his home district Dhanusha.  Before this, he was elected as a member of the Constituent Assembly in 2008.

His political career started through his affiliation with Nepali Left Movement and he got the Communist Party membership in 1976. He has been in the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist Leninist) since 2001. He was also a member of Standing Committee of Nepal Communist Party (NCP). Now, he is the Member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML).

He holds academic qualification of Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the Birla Institute of Technology, India in 1987.

He was born on 30 November 1961 in Janakpur Sub-Municipality-9, Dhanusha District, Nepal. He is married to Mrs. Juli Kumai Mahato, who is a Member of Central Committee of Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist Leninist) and former Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens.  They have two children; a son and a daughter.