Madan Mohan Mishra

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Mishra in the 1970s

Madan Mohan Mishra (Devanagari: मदनमोहन मिश्र) (12 December 1931 - 4 July 2013) was a Nepalese author and humorist known for his epic poetry, satirical writings and children's songs. He wrote in Nepali, Nepal Bhasa and English.[1]

Mishra was born to father Pandit Madhusudan and mother Maheswari Mishra in Lalitpur. He was educated in Sanskrit.[2]

Mishra has written more than two dozen books including scholarly works on art, culture and sculpture.[3] His Gajiguluya Mhagasay Pashupatinath (गजिगुलुया म्हगसय् पशुपतिनाथ, "Pashupatinath in the Dreams of a Marijuana Smoker"), published in 1975, is one of his most loved works in Nepal Bhasa. The first edition was confiscated by the Panchayat regime.

He has been honored with the title of Khyali Ratna ("Jewel among Humorists") by Khyaligulu Guthi, an association of humorists.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nepal Who's Who. Research Centre for Communication and Development. 1997. p. 311. ISBN 9789993353836. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Bajracharya, Phanindra Ratna (2003). Who's Who in Nepal Bhasha. Kathmandu: Nepal Bhasa Academy. p. 98. ISBN 99933-560-0-X. 
  3. ^ "Catalog". University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hansya byangya chwami Madan Mohan Mishra manta ("Humorist Madan Mohan Mishra dead")". Sandhya Times. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013.