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Radio Nepal’s first singer Hari Prasad Rimal dies aged 93

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KATHMANDU — Hari Prasad Rimal — the first singer of Radio Nepal — died at his residence in Mid-Baneshwor, Kathmandu on early Friday morning at the age of 93.

His mortal remains has been kept at his residence for final tributes, according to Rimal’s family.

Rimal, a prolific actor of both stage and screen, a director, and a lyricist, was a patient of chronic bronchitis and prostate.

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Rimal became the first singer of the country at Radio Nepal when he recorded the song Mero Mann Tukra Bhayera Aakhaako Baato Bahanechha penned by writer Shankar Lamichhane in 1950/51.

He had also acted in movies like ‘Aama’, Manko Badh’, K Ghar k Dera’, ‘Santan’, and in dramas ‘Bhimsen Ko Antya’, ‘Mukunda Indira’.

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Korean Pop Cover Dance Competition -2018 to be held in Kathmandu

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KATHMANDU- Korean Pop Cover Dance Competition -2018 is to be held in the capital on December 14 with the objective of cultural exchange between Nepal and Korea by means of dance.

The dance competition is taking place at the Rastriya Naachghar at Jamal at 1 pm on December 14. Twenty six dance groups are competing in the contest being organized by Struck Pop in association with Youth for Change.

The Invincible Events and Management is managing the event.

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The 26 dance troupes were selected from total 150 groups through the first selection round held in Butwal, Narayangadh, Dharan, Pokhara and Kathmandu.

The team coming out first in the competition will bag Rs 30,000; the team standing second Rs 20,000 and the team coming third Rs 10,000, the founding director of Struck Pop, Sresh Moktan, said.

Struck Pop is a Korean dance troupe constituted in 2015. It has been carrying out various activities related to Korean dance since its inception.

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