Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, born in 1954 as a son to Bhoj Prasad Bhattarai and Dharma Kumari Bhattarai at Khoplang of Gorkha district was intelligent child since beginning. Inspired with his maternal uncle he developed and anti-king motive from those early days. The young boy gradually educated himself in politics and not only began to hate monarchy but also actively involved in the movement against it. Now he has proved himself as an intellectual leader of our time and earned the name of the architect of economy of Nepal being first finance minister of Nepal.
Bhattarai has got his early education in local school with Gurukul schooling system and later from mission school. He stood first shattering nation‘s previous records as a regular student in S.L.C. board. His achievement was exceptional in the sense that he broke the tradition of only the rich urban kids in the cities scoring top results in S.L.C. board. Then, he joined Amrit Science Campus for I.sc. as to institutionalize his aim to be a medical doctor. But despite the doctor of human anatomy he achieved the doctor of philosophy in economy to solve the growing economic status of nation. Due to the greatest interest in mathematics, Bhattarai was attracted to “architectural engineering“. He completed his bachelor degree in architectural engineering from Chandigadh in India. But, he realized that the theoretical knowledge is no more important until it is used in practice. His inner sense haunts him that it would not be possible to reconstruct the Nepalese society only having degrees. Then his early impression of monarchial rule in Nepal began to disturb his mind. He though no clear about what else would be the alternative to monarchy, but was firmly republicanism. While studying in India, he established and became the first president of All Nepal India student Union, which had intellectual circles of his time against the Panchayat system in Nepal. Along with he came to be known to Nepalese political leaders of contemporary time. Meantime, in 1980, he happened to meet with Prachanda had a distinct personality with enduring organizational experience. Even though they continue their underground movement for republic Nepal since 2052 B.S.
Bhattarai always took the soft line in party and become famous as soft liner in party. Different political critics analyzed the relation of Bhattarai with Prachanda widening the opposite relation. But he got favour of many because of his influential role in policy making in the party. It was the policy of Bhattarai in Chunwang conference that leads the party towards soft line.
Bhattarai worked as the founder coordinator, Chairman and co-ordinate of Joint National People’s movement, the senior leader of CPN (Maoist) and the finance minister of the government of Nepal. His highest vote in the election of constituent Assembly, his tenure during finance minister ship proved him as an extra ordinary person. A simple village boy, with his own hard work, who is said that ‘he got chance to wear a pair of shoes and pants’ proved himself to be an important wealth of nation. People can hope with him to lead the nation towards the new age of peace, prosperity and development.