King of Modern Nepali Music – Nabin K. Bhattarai
Nabin K.Bhattarai is a famous Nepali singer. He is also a noted songwriter and composer. He started his career by playing in a band and later on released his own album. He has a huge fan base inNepaland is considered to be one of the best pop singers ofNepal.
Born in the year 1974, Nabin Bhattarai had varied interests ranging from painting and sports to listening to music. He did his high school studies in Budhanilkantha. After graduating from high school, he started the band ‘The Steel Wheels’ jointly with a few of his friends. He played guitar in the band. The band did a few concerts, but was not a much popular one. Soon the members of the band went abroad in search of better jobs except Nabin. His experience with the band was a big turning point in his life.
After leaving ‘The Steel Wheels’ behind, he started his solo singing career. The first song he released, Aankhama Timilai, became a rage among Nepali youngsters. The song was part of his first album Raharai Raharma. Responding to the popularity of his first album, Bhattarai made ten more albums between 1990 and 2012.
Awards He was Bestowed Upon
The Sahja Smriti Award for Best Male Voclaist was awarded to him twice for the songs Preetka Geet and Aankhama Timilai. He also has many FM music awards to his credit. He won the Hits FM Award in 1997 for Best Male Vocal Category. He was also bestowed the Chinnalata Award and was the youngest artist to receive the award during that period.
His best album till date is Aabash breaking many records in the history of modern music inNepal. Sanjhapakha, Timilai Herda Kasailai, Chaina Joona, and Yaad Le Timro are some of his well-known hits. He is also involved actively in many social works.