Cultural icon Satya Mohan Joshi turns 101An institution in himself, Joshi is a three-time recipient of the Madan Puraskar and has penned more than 60 books till date.
Veteran writer, historian, and cultural expert Satya Mohan Joshi has turned 101 today.
Joshi, who was born in 1919 in Patan, is celebrated for his achievements in the field of literature, history, and culture with more than 60 books on music, drama, culture, and history to his name.
Joshi, who is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Madan Puraskar, has also been honoured with the title of “Litterateur of the century”.
“They were not celebrating Satya Mohan Joshi, but the work that he did for Nepali culture and language. They did it to regard the works of Nepali literature. And I believe there will be more work to celebrate in the future,” said Joshi on his last year’s grand celebration.
Revered as a cultural institution in himself, Joshi, even at this age, keeps himself occupied and participates in various cultural events and often reads and writes.
From founding the Rashtriya Naach Ghar to publishing books like The Coinage of Nepal, Karnali ko Lok Sanskriti, Mrityu Ek Prasna and Maharshi Yagyabalkya, Joshi’s knowledge about the cultural diversity of Nepal is profound, with many experts in the field of social science calling him as a virtuoso in the field of history and culture.
“It’s important to know your culture so that you can make it a stepping stone to build on your knowledge and evolve that understanding,” said Joshi to Post in an interview published earlier this year. “You can do whatever you want as an individual, use your ingenious creativity, but one shouldn’t forget their culture.”