We hared the photo of Manisha Koirala with the first black chief executive of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, in previous post. In the meeting in 1997, Mandela had also given a singed copy of his autobiography book to Manisha.
Today and tomorrow (December 9 and 10) Manisha is spending time with the doctors and patients of Tata Institute. She will share the story of her victory over death with the patients in the Institute.
On the death of the South African leader, Nelson Mandala, Manisha remembered her meeting with the black leader and shared the following photo of the blissful days.
Manisha Koirala looked stunning in saree at director Vishesh Bhatt’s wedding reception, held on November 28, 2013. Mukesh Bhatt’s son, Vishesh Bhatt got married to Kanika Parab earlier this week.
In the following photo Manisha is posing with Gulshan Grover and Shabana Azmi.
After the event, Manisha twitted:
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Now, Manisha Koirala has recovered from jaundice. She was recently diagnosed of jaundice while in Nepal. As a result she had to cancel some of her programs of November.
Although recovered, she is still taking rest. The work scheduled to start in November was postponed. She will start shooting as soon she feels like working.
For the first time after the treatment of cancer Manisha Koirala made her first ramp appearance at designer Maheka Mirpuri’s charity event.
Maheka who had lost her father and brother-in-law within in a year to cancer organized the fund-raiser to aid the Tata Memorial Hospital.
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UPDATE – Dr. Madhu Ghimire has stated that the diagnosis was done at the Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu (see comment).
It has been a year since Manisha was diagnosed of ovarian cancer. I am compiling the events that followed after being diagnosed and treatment in New York. All links refer to previous posts made at the time that occurred the event. Right before she fell ill, she was planning something new (I don’t know much about it but, I can suspect it to be something related to book).
At first, when Manisha got sick, she suspected it to be caused by food poisoning and she got treated of that. When the condition didn’t improve and got worse, she was rushed to a hospital in Kathamndu on November 24, last year. On suspicion of cancer she was referred to a hospital in India. A day before she was hospitalized, Manisha was all smiles at a solo play of Seema Biswas in Kathmandu titled ‘Jeevit Ya Mrit’.
The doctors at Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai
diagnosed confirmed the diagnosis of ovarian cancer. After the diagnosis, Manisha was taken to the USA for the treatment of the deadly disease. She got admitted to MSKCC in New york for the treatment (Photos at airport).
The visit of Manisha Koirala at the screening of ‘Ram Leela’ was a surprise to everybody at the event. After the cancer treatment, it was one of her rare visit to public function.
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Tagged Ram Leela
On November 1, Manisha Koirala attended Inter Nation Dance Show – East to West, organized by Sushila Arts Academy (first of her November schedule). The dance show featured various dance varieties including Flamenco, Bharatnatyam, and Charya Kathak. The dance show was organized at St. Xavier’s School Auditorium in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur.
In the event, Manisha was honored with a Khada and she also talked about her passion for dance.
Manisha Koirala has first-hand knowledge of what it feels like to face death. She has felt that such challenges leaves a person stronger and optimistic. After going through the long and tiring cancer treatment, she was bed-ridden by jaundice recently. After recovering from the illness, Manisha says, she has witnessed yet another miracles of life.
In her own words: "What I have understood is that no matter how great a challenge, if one can keep the optimism going and keep on noticing the grandness and miracles of life."
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While in Nepal for Dashain, Manisha Koirala is currently recovering from jaundice.
On November 1, Manisha is going to the International Dance Show in St. Xavier’s School Auditorium in Kathmandu as a Guest of Honor. The dance show is being organized by Sushila Arts Academy – a dance academy established after her grandmother, Sushila Koirala. Manisha was there at the inauguration ceremony the dance academy, last year.
Manisha says, “I am looking forward for the combination of flamingo and Kathak. My grandmother loved them both.”
Manisha Koirala was in Kolkatta on October 1 to participate on the seminar of cancer survivors (Manisha prefers to say them the crusaders). Manisha prefers to say that the city is one of those cities that are "close to my heart". Some photos of the event titled ‘Cancer Has An Answer’ were posted in the previous post. Here are some more close-up shots of smiling Manisha.
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