Legendary Nepali Singer and Composer, Bhajan Shiromani Bhakta Raj Acharya, Passes Away

The Nepali music industry mourns the loss of one of its greatest legends, Bhajan Shiromani Bhakta Raj Acharya, who passed away on Monday. The iconic singer and music composer, fondly referred to as Bhajan Shiromani, breathed his last while being rushed to Mediciti Hospital in Lalitpur for medical treatment.

Acharya, hailed as one of the most exceptional voices in Nepali music history, has left an indelible mark through his soulful renditions of bhajans and modern songs. Born in Dhankuta, Nepal, and raised in Kalimpong, India, Acharya returned to Nepal in the 1970s amidst the wave of Darjeeling singers flocking to the country.

His illustrious career took flight in 1973 when he clinched a gold medal in an All Nepal Song Competition organized by Radio Nepal. From then until 1986, Acharya mesmerized audiences with approximately 450 recorded songs, including an impressive catalogue of bhajans and modern compositions.

Among his notable bhajans are timeless classics such as “Tan Man Bachanle,” “Ram Yahi Chhan,” and “Rahenachha Mero Kohi Bhagawan,” each resonating deeply with listeners across generations. His modern compositions, including “Mutu Jali Rahechha,” “Jati Chot Dinchhau,” and “Hajar Sapana Haru Ko,” showcased his versatility and mastery over musical expression.


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