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.Follow @gorkhapost
Bakar-Eid being celebrated
POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.
The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.
Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.
The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.
The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.Follow @gorkhapost