JB Tuhure, who sang revolutionary songs, dies at 78Tuhure sang more than 150 songs and he was known for progressive songs like 'Ama Didi Bahini', 'Basai Hindne Ko Tantile', 'Aandhi Kholaile', 'Chauri Charne Thama', 'Choraharu Ho', and many more.
JB Tuhure, one of the celebrated singers in Nepal, who lent his voice to popular revolutionary songs has died. He was 78.
Tuhure was receiving treatment at Vayodha Hospital in Balkhu for the past one week. He was rushed to the hospital after a sudden brain stroke.
Born in Purano Bazar, Dharan as Juth Bahadur Khadgi, the revolutionary singer was also active politically since the 1960s. In 2009, he joined the CPN (Maoist Centre) and served as a member of the second Constituent Assembly.
Even when he was underground during the Panchayat era, Khadgi was involved in raising public awareness about various public concerns through cultural programmes.
“I am shocked and saddened to hear about the demise of artiste Juth Bahadur Khadgi (JB Tuhure),” wrote Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Twitter. “May the soul of the departed rest in peace.”
Tuhure sang more than 150 songs in his career and was known for songs like 'Ama Didi Bahini', 'Basai Hindne Ko Tantile', 'Aandhi Kholaile', and 'Chauri Charne Thama', 'Choraharu Ho', among others.
Surendra Basnet, the vice-chair of All Nepal National Independent Student’s Union (Revolutionary), told Kantipur, the Post’s sister paper, that the body of the late singer will be kept at the office of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) so that people can pay tribute before his last rites are performed at Pashupatinath Aryaghat later in the day.