Musical Genius Bhakta Raj Acharya Who Rose against all Odds
Bhakta Raj Acharya was a musical genius. He was a truly outstanding performer who did not have an easy life in his musical career. He specialized in Bhajans and is one of the most revered musicians inNepal. His courage and determination had remained unfazed when confronted with constant struggle and he has made history by his famous works, becoming a well acclaimed legend in Nepali music.
Born in the year 1942, Bhakta Raj Acharya spent his childhood in the Doars tea estate inIndia. His mother was a daily wage laborer in the tea estate. He lost his father at an early age and because of this he had to abandon his studies and start working to support his family. When he was young, he adored music and even in the sorrow filled life that he led, he relentlessly pursued his musical career showing where his true passion rested.
Though he could not pursue his studies, Acharya was determined to follow music, his first passion. After a great deal of struggle, he moved toKathmanduto practise his musical career. He won the gold medal in the singing competition held at national level also called Rashtriya Geet Sammelan, in the year 1973. He joined RadioNepalafter his winning of the gold medal. Right from there, he sang many popular songs (bhajans mainly).
Albums and Songs
In his musical career spanning over 16 years, Bhakta Raj Acharya had recorded over 450 songs. But unfortunately his famed music career was short lived.
The life and music created by Bhakta Raj Acharya is being made into a film by Silk Route Pictures, which is a Film Production company based in Sikkim. The film named Bhajan Shiromani Bhakta Raj Acharya of Nepal is its first venture into the cine world.