Kudos to Sanjib

Rita Dhital


Everyone in Sanjib Parajuli’s family loves music but just love for music is not enough to take you to the top 20s at Samsung Nepali Tara. A resident of Biratnagar, Sanjib listened to a variety of Nepali and Hindi songs and sang for his family and friends in gatherings back home. His interest grew and he started taking lessons at Swar Sangam Sangeetalaya, Biratnagar.

A pre-Press officer and graphic designer in a leading English daily, Sanjib is now taking music lessons at Manjushri Sangeet Mahabidhayalaya, Kalimati. “I am grateful to Deepak Bhattarai, who has been more than a teacher and friend to me,” says Sanjib. Though he loves to listen to all kinds of songs, sentimental and slow songs are his favourite. Sanjib loves to listen to Nepali songs of Bhaktaraj Acharya and Deepak Kharel. Among newcomers, Jagdish Shamal is his favourite. Albums of Bryan Adams, Mohammad Rafi and SP Balasubramanyam are also to be found on his shelf.

Sanjib gave his audition in Kathmandu singing Deepak Kharel’s “Timro Tyo Hasilo Muharko.” He now plans to pursue music in one way or the other throughout his life. Samsung Nepali Tara has become a platform for many talented singers like Sanjib Parajuli. Says Sanjib,

“Participation in Samsung Nepali Tara for me is a rich learning experience. Here we are getting the opportunity to interact and receive suggestions from the best in the field. At the same time, we get the opportunity to form strong friendships during this period.” Participants have arrived from diverse geographical locations, backgrounds and cultures to sing for Nepali music lovers at Tara. Alok Shree, famous music director and one of the three judges in the contest, said: “Sanjib’s singing and performance are appreciable. He performed his best in the romantic and sentimental genres. But he needs to pay more attention to conveying his feeling in his voice for an even better show.”