World Famous Nepali Singer Arun Thapa- Singing Discovers a New Dimension
Arun Thapa was a famous Nepali singer who stole the hearts of thousands of Nepali music lovers. He had contributed greatly to Nepali music and is a huge inspiration for upcoming young singers in the field of Nepali music. His songs have been featured in the BBC World Top ten lists.
Arun Thapa was born inCalcuttainIndiain the year 1952. His family shifted toNepal, when he was three months old. He finished his studies in KathmanduNepaland did his higher studies in Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara. Listening to his passion, he dropped college to pursue a career in music.
Arun Thapa’s entry into music was inspired by Narayan Gopal, Gopal Yonzon, and Shankar Lamichhane who were friends of his family. But his music did not have any of their influence and he believed creating his own style. Most of his songs were sung in memory of the girl he loved during his college days.
His first song to be recorded was Jati Maya Laye Pani, which went on to become a big hit. His first song was sung in RadioNepalin the year 1971. He released two music albums Arun and The best of Arun. Both albums were very popular and sought after by Nepali music fans. His singing career spanned for over thirty years. Ritu Haruma Timi, Chot ke ho byatha ke ho, Aankhako Need khosi lane are some of his famous songs. The song Reetu haruna timi featured in the BBC World top ten songs list.
Arun Thapa is still considered as one of the stalwarts of Nepali music and he was successful in introducing a big transformation in the music history ofNepal. He was suffering from lung and liver disorder and died in the year 1999.