Durga Lal Shrestha

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Durga Lal Shrestha (Nepal Bhasa: दुर्गालाल श्रेष्ठ) (b. July 1937) is a famous poet of Nepal Bhasa and Nepali. Some people brand him as a progressive litterateur. He is honored as Janakavi or people's poet in Nepal Bhasa.

Famous writings[edit]

His famous published work are [1]-

  • Pija (1967)
  • Ji Swayambhu Twath (1986)
  • Yaka Phalecha (1987)
  • Inquilabya Palasa (1991)
  • Twists and Turns
  • A Pick of Durga Lal Shrestha's poems (2000)
  • Chiniyamha Kisicha (1965)
  • Taibhaba (1966)
  • Chiniya Champa (1967)
  • Kulikasa (1967)
  • Salachhyonya Bela (1969)
  • Machabakhancha (1995)
  • Santaya Kusa (2001)
  • Macha Bakhancha
  • Tapaka
  • Jungle Kabita

Songs[edit]

  • He has written songs for the famous Nepal Bhasa movie Rajamati.
  • His song "Jhee Masini" ("We Are Not Dead Yet") is considered as one of the most powerful songs of the Nepal Bhasa movement.
  • One of his popular recently recorded songs is "Phool ko Aankhaa Maa, Phoolai Sansara" with music by Nhyu Bajracharya and sung by the vocalist Ani Chhoyang Lama. This is included in the album Moments of Bliss, on which all of the songs are written by Shrestha.
  • He has also penned a few songs for the movie Balidan which dramatized the popular uprising against the Panchayat system and the fight to bring multiparty democracy to Nepal.

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