Narayan Gopal : A Great Singer & Composer

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Narayan Gopal is a famous Nepali Musician who gave a dynamic shape to Nepali Musical World,  popularly known as Swar Samrat [Swar Samrat- Emperor of voice] and he was famous wherever the Nepali music was  admired. Narayan Gopal Guruacharaya was born on 4Th October 1939 in  Kilagal Tole,Kathmandu to father Asha  Gopal Guruacharya and mother Ram Devi Guruacharaya.He got married with Pemala Lama in 1971.Narayan Gopal was not only a good singer but was also an efficient Composer.

He was also popularly known as tragedy king.He usually used Sitar ,Harmonium,Flute, Guitar and Tabla for his orchestras .His songs and voice was so rich which still touches the heart of the people. Narayaan Gopal performed as a playback singer in different Nepali movies ,one of his song "Birta ko chino "(बिर्ता को चिनो ) is still loved and admired.

Academic Education;
1.S.L.C [School leaving Certificate,Equauivalent to matriculation]-B.S. 2016
2.Bachelor in Humanities from Tri Chandra College,Nepal.

Where he worked:
1.Rastriya Naach Ghar (National Dance Theater) in the post of Manager
2.Musical Journal "Bagina"(बगिना ) as editor
3.Sanskritik Sangathan (Cultural Oraganization) as Managing Director.
4.Lalit Kala Campus-Associate Professor

His Writing:
1.Musical drama named "Kanchi Masyang"

His first musical journey:
Narayn Gopal first performed at Tri Chandra college and he played tabla .Narayan Gopal was first inspired by his friend Prem Dhoj  Pradhan who was a music lover and his friend.and he  was the one who took him for the first vocal test at Radio Nepal.there he performed a song "panchi ko panakha ma dharti ko yo diyo" written by Dr Ram Man Trishit and composed by Prem dhoj Pradhan  and he passed the test at first attempt as he was born  for music. Narayan Gopal's first and evergreen composition  written by the contemporary poet Ratna Shumsher Thapa are:
1. Swarga ki rani (स्वर्गकी रानी),
2.Aakha ko bhakha aakhailee( आँखाको भाखा आँखैले),
3. Bho-Bho Malai Nacheka(भो भो मलाई नछेक),
4.Madhumas ma yo dil ( मधुमासमा यो दिल).
The two duet songs "bichod ko pida-( बिछोडको पीडा) and 'a kancha thattai mai yo baisa"(ए कान्छा ठट्टैमा यो बैंश जानलाग्यो) ) are still played and enjoyed by the music lover. His songs were mostly recorded at Calcutta.Along with him there were several other singers like Amber Gurung, Nati Kaji,Gopal Yonjan  who helped Nepali music to reach highest pedestrial.

Though there are thousand of song that still are  unforgettable ,here are few :
1.Timro Jasto Mutu mero pani (तिम्रो जस्तो मुटु मेरो पनि )
2.Lau suna ma bhanchu (लौ सुन म भन्छु )
3.Malai nasodha (मलाई नसोध )
4.Malai chodi mero Chhaya (मलाई छोडी मेरो छायाँ )

1.Best Composition (Radio Nepal) - 2023 B.S.
2.Best Singer (Radio Nepal) - 2024 B.S.
3.Ratna Record Award - 2039 B.S.
4.Gorkha Dakshin Bahu, Fourth - 2033 B.S.
5.Indra Rajya Laxmi Award - 2040 B.S.
6.Chhinalata Award - 2044 B.S.
7.Jagadamba Shree - 2045 B.S.
8.Urbashi Rang Award - 2047 B.S.
9.Trishakti Patta, Third - 2048 B.S. (posthumously)

Music Album released :
1.Geeti Sradhanjali (गीत श्रद्दांजलि)Vol 1-4 (2049-03-02)
2.Swarneem Sandhya (स्वर्निम संध्या )Vol 1-2
3.Preyasi Ka Yaad Haru (प्रीयसिका यादहरु) (2054-02-16)
4.Prem Ko Mala (प्रेमको माला )
5.Manche Ko Maya (मान्छेको माया )
6.Malai Nasodha (मालाई नसोध)
7.Lali Gurash Bhayechu (लाली गुरास भएछु )
8.Aljhe Cha Kyare (अल्झे छ क्यारे)
9.Timro Mann Ma (तिम्रो मनमा)
10.Geeti Yatra (गिती  यात्रा )Vol 1 (2044-10-10)
11.Narayan Gopal Ka Aadhunik Geet Haru (नारायन गोपालका आधुनिक गीतहरु) Vol 1-9
12.Malati Mangale (मलती मङ्ग्ले ) (a musical drama)

 Narayan Gopal was a patient of diabetes .he died at an age of 51  in 5th December 1990
 at Bir Hospital (9 P.M.) Kathmandu,Nepal.

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  1. hmm nice info listen him he is indeed nice singer

  2. @saif afridi:Yes ..He was the backbone of Nepali Music World

  3. many things are wrong in this first he just went india to study music but he returned right away..he learned on his own! what baroda??huh?? ..ani his all songs are unforgettable !

  4. @Anonymous:Thanks for the suggestion 'Baroda' I will try to sort it out..
    All of his songs were evergreen..if Listed .. will not fit on entire post ..there are thousand of songs and all were very popular..I have listed just few here..

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