25th death anniversary of Narayan Gopal being celebrated

KATHMANDU: On the occasion of 25th death anniversary of Swar Samrat Narayan Gopal, various programmes are being organised in different parts of the Capital on Saturday.

Gopal, the most prominent and popular singer and composer in the history of Nepali music, was born in a Newar family in Kilagal Tole, Kathmandu, on October 4, 1939 to father Asha Gopal Guruacharya and mother Ram Devi Guruacharya.

Some of his most popular songs include Euta Manche Ko Maya le Kati, Jhareko Paat Jhai, Yo Samjhine Man Cha , Manche ko Maya, Mero Pyaro Okhaldhunga, Ma ta Laligurans Bhayechu.

Gopal, who has enchanted millions of listeners by his immortal melodies, was awarded with several national honors like Indra Rajya Laxmi Award, Chhinalata Award for vocals, Jagadamba Shree and Trishakti Patta third among others.

Gopal, a patient of diabetes had breathed his last while undergoing treatment at the Bir Hospital on December 5, 1990.