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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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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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