Rastra Kavi Madhav Prasad Ghimire no moreThe poet, 101, hadn't been keeping well of late.
Rastra Kavi Madhav Prasad Ghimire has passed away. He was 101.
According to Ghimire’s son Rajib, he passed away at 5:55 pm on Tuesday. He reportedly hadn’t been keeping well of late.
Born on September 23, 1919, in Lamjung, Ghimire is well-known for his literary works such as Manjari, Gauri, Malati Mangale, Himal Pari Himal Wari, Rajeshwori, Indrakumari, Rastra Nirmata, Kinnar-Kinnari, Charu Charcha, Aafno Bansuri Aafnai Geet, among others.
Ghimire received the Sajha Award for Himal Pari Himal Wari in 1997/98 and for Charu Charcha in 2001/02. The Padmashree Sadhana Samman Puraskar was also bestowed on him in 2010/11.
Ghimire penned songs such as ‘Gauncha geet Nepali’, ‘Phool ko thunga bagera gayo’, and ‘Aajai rati ke dekhe sapana.’