Singer and actor Robin Tamang passes awaySixty-year-old Tamang was found dead at his residence in Budanilakantha, according to family.
Singer and actor Robin Tamang passed away on Tuesday at his residence in Budhanilkantha, according to his family. He was 60.
Bhagwati Tamang, the singer’s sister, informed that Robin was found dead inside his residence on Tuesday evening.
According to the Police Beat in Chiseney, Bhagwati called the police to inform about Tamang at around 6pm.
Budhanilkantha Police Inspector Dipendra Chand informed that Tamang’s body was taken to Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital for a post-mortem on Tuesday.
Tamang was born in Singapore and was the youngest of five siblings. His father was an officer in the British Army. He had come to Nepal in 1996, and since then he had been doing music.
Tamang, the frontman of the Nepali rock band ‘Robin and the New Revolution’, had established himself as a prominent musician with his lively presence, both on stage and on the silver screen.
Adored mostly by the younger generation, Tamang’s ‘Dam Maro Dam,’ ‘Keta Keti,’ and ‘Bhool Ma Bhulyo’ are among his best hits over the years.
Tamang starred as ‘Chewang’ in the 2013 movie ‘Chhadke’ which gave him a new identity as an actor. Since then Tamang has already acted in more than half a dozen Nepali feature films including Chiso Astray, Mukuta, Naka and Chhadke-2.
Following the news of Tamang’s death members of the public, musicians and filmmakers, have taken to social media to express their condolences.
“Robin dai is no more with us. We only met a couple of weeks ago and he'd told us how he's changed his lifestyle because he felt he was getting old. We told him he'd remain forever young. That's how we'll always remember him. Forever young Robin dai.” wrote one user.
“Heartfelt condolences for singer and artist Robin Tamang,” writes film director and writer Dipendra Kumar Khanal.