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I was blind and sick when I left Nepal. But flying in a plane with my full eyesight, next to my beautiful wife, Punisara, and seeing the huge Heathrow Airport and huge plane was like something from my imagination.
It has been a rebirth in my life and I thank all the British media and public for their support for my settlement in the UK and medical treatment.
Landing in Kathmandu, I could once again see the beautiful Himalayas. There were lots of people waiting to welcome me at the airport. I saw many people I hadn't seen since I left for London last July after the massive campaign.
Next, I went to the city of Pokhara to meet all my relatives and friends. They were in tears of joy to see me changed - healthy and smiling.
My days have been full of people coming to visit and urging me to support the Gurkhas' cause for justice so all Gurkhas in similar situations as me can also settle in the UK.
I said I would support them until my last breath and they all deserve the same treatment and opportunity.
All kinds of people came to ask me for votes for the constituent assembly elections held on April 10.
This was a historic event in Nepal which will write the new constitution for the country.
I cast my vote in a polling booth in a school in front of our house.
What pride I had - from winning my VC in the Second World War to casting a vote in 2008 for an exciting and democratic change in Nepal.
My birthplace in Myagdi held its annual ritural (Pooja) where I was the main centre of attraction.
It was a whole day event and the villagers were participating in local folk music, instruments and dancing.
It was my dream for some 15 years to join and observe this Pooja. The villagers were so happy to see me back.
I also visited the school where I had studied a long time ago. I made some donations for the school and assured them of more help from the UK if possible so that a good library could be built and poor students could be awarded with scholarships. I have a dream to make links with schools in the UK for exchanges.
I will be returning to Hounslow sometime in mid-June as my wife needs immediate treatment for her heart problem. She had a serious stroke recently and could not join me in the village Pooja.
The only sad thing is that the UK government has still not made any decision regarding the settlement visas for my daughter and son. I need them in the UK to care for and support me financially.
I hope the Home Office will be generous enough to grant the settlement visas for them and allow them to accompany me when I return next month - it has been eight months without a decision.