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Govt to provide state honors to Gurung; body carried to Academy Hall for final tributes

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KATHMANDU — The government has decided to provide state honors to a national anthem composer Amber Gurung at his funeral service.

The ‘father of modern Nepali music’ had passed away at 2:37 this morning in Kathmandu.

His body has been brought to Kamladi-based Academy Hall in Kathmandu for final tributes.

His body will be kept on the premises of Academy Hall until 3 pm today for his well-wishers to pay their final respects.  Gurung was the first Academician of Music and Drama Academy.

It has been learned that the final rites of Gurung would be performed according to Hindu and Buddhist rituals today itself, according to the family sources.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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