Veteran folk singer Gandharbha passes away

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KATHMANDU: Veteran folk singer Tirtha Gandharbha passed away at the Chhauni-based Military Hospital in the Capital in the wee hours of Friday morning. He was 60.

He died due to cardiac arrest at 2:00 am today. 

Gandharbha was suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes since long.

The body of late Gandharbha has been kept at Nepal Academy in Kamaladi this afternoon to pay last tribute to him.

Gandharva has lent his voice to around 400 songs. 'Balla paryau nirmaya makuri jalaima', 'Kapal korera.' and'Jadaichhu paradeshma chitthi chalaya' are some of his famous songs. He was also a noted sarangi player.

He was senior member of the Nepal Cultural Artists Association. Vice-Chairman of the Association, Udiram Khadka, said that the body would be kept at the Nepal Academy till 2:00 pm and the last rites would be performed at the Pashupati Aryaghat today itself.

Born in 1957 in Tanahun district, he had served at the state-owned Radio Nepal for 32 years.

He is survived by two wives, five sons and six daughters.


Posted on:September 14, 2013, 4:18 pm




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