|Native name गोपाल राई|
Name Gopal Nepal
Education Bachelor of Arts
Residence Kathmandu, Nepal
Political party Nepali Congress
|Notable work Minister of State for Forest and Soil Conservation|
Children 5 (1 son and 4 daughters)
Died September 23, 2006, Ghunsa, Nepal
Cause of death MI-17 Chopper crash
Gopal Rai (Nepali: गोपाल राई ) was a political leader of the Nepali Congress. He was state minister for Forest and Soil Conservation of Nepal. He became active in politics while studying bachelor's degree in Tri Chandra College against Panchayat System. He was captured while planning to attack by force in Okhaldhunga. His many friends were killed and he was put in jail.
Gopal Rai was born and raised in Okhaldhunga.
He died in a MI-17 chopper accident at Ghunsa, Taplejung in Nepal during World Wide Fund for Nature program with other 23 passengers including his wife Mina Rai on 23 September 2006.