(ऋषि देवकोटा), alias Azad
(आजाद), was a Nepalese
communist leader. He was a Central Committee
member of the Communist Party of Nepal (Fourth Convention)
, but resigned from the party in 1980, accusing it of reformism
and being soft on Soviet social imperialism
. Devkota was captured by police in February 1981, and killed two days later in Bhiman, Sindhuli District
Rishi Devkota was married to Goma Devkota, who was Member of Parliament for a period.
In 2003 Nara Bahadur Karmacharya
released a book titled Murder of Ajad: undeclared death penalty
, a publication dealing with the killing of Rishi Devkota.