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Gurung a never-setting star of Nepali music: PM Oli

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli expressed deep sorrow over the death of veteran singer and composer of Nepal’s national anthem Amber Gurung.

Issuing a statement on Tuesday, the prime minister said that the veteran singer is a never-setting star of the Nepali music.

“I pay my tribute to Gurung and expressed my condolences to the bereaved family. Nepali music fraternity has incurred a huge loss with his demise,” Oli said in the statement.

Oli said that the Nepal Academy of Music and Drama was his brainchild recalling Gurung for his contribution to the Nepali music as a musician, lyricist, singer, teacher, and researcher.

Gurung was the founding vice chancellor of the Nepal Academy of Music and Drama.

“Gurung, who was born in Darjeeling of India and spent his life to uplift the Nepali music, will always shine in the sky of Nepali music as a star that never sets,” Oli said in the statement.

Likewise, Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba expressed sadness over Gurung’s demise and condoled the bereaved family.

In a statement, Deuba said Gurung’s passing was an irreparable loss on Nepali music.

Veteran musician Gurung passed away at the age of 79 this morning at the Dhapasi-based Grande International Hospital this morning.

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‘C’ Division League Football tournament set for February

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KATHMANDU— The Martyrs Memorial ‘C’ Division League Football Championship is set to take place in the third week of February 2019.

On Thursday the meeting held between the representatives of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and ‘C’ Division clubs at ANFA Complex in Satdobato, Lalitpur set the date for the tournament, shared ANFA Spokesperson Kiran Rai.

League Director Sanjeeb Mishra said, “The ANFA and Club’s representatives have agreed to conduct the competition in the final week of February (second week of Falgun). We will finalize the specific date for the tournament in near future”.

Eleven ‘C’ Division clubs will take part in the Division League.

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