A Tribute to Jhunu Miaya Dangol

We are very sad to hear the passing of one of our dearest Clients, Jhunu Miaya Dangol. She helped set up The Great Kathmandu in West Didsbury with her husband Gopal back in 1986.

On Monday 6th April, Mrs Dangol passed away aged 71, surrounded by her friends and family. Her funeral was held on Thursday 16th April, with a small group of family members able to attend. A procession was held on Burton Road, allowing members of the community to wave from outside their homes.

Mr and Mrs Dangol got married in the 1960s in Nepal before starting a new life in Manchester in the 1970s. Mr Dangol started his career as a chef at The Rajdoot restaurant, which currently resides in Albert Square, before opening up the Great Kathmandu on Sackville Street with a group of partners. After this he opened up a Nepalese restaurant with the same name in West Didsbury. Mrs Dangol ran the bar and knew the function of the restaurant, with no need for technology to assist her.

Though the restaurant began as a small venue with only six tables, it wasn’t long before word spread about their wonderful food. Growing in both size and popularity, The Great Kathmandu went on to win dozens of awards over the years.

Mrs Dangol will be missed by not only her friends and family, but also the community who knew her and of course, the team here at Joules.