This is an article about the Nepali-language poet. For the athlete, see Rajendra Bahadur Bhandari
Born in Kalimpong in Darjeeling district, Bhandari has lived in Gangtok since the 1980s. He is the son of Bhagirat Bhandari a prominent writer and an astrologer. He received a doctorate in Nepali literature from the University of North Bengal.
Bhandari has won awards for his poetry, including the 1981 Diyalo Purashkar in Poetry from the Nepali Sahitya Sammelan in Darjeeling, the 1998 Shiva Kumar Rai Memorial Award from the South Sikkim Sahitya Sammelan and the 1999 Dr. Shova Kanti Thegim Memorial Award for poetry from the Shovakanti Memorial Trust in Gangtok.
Each year links to its corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- 1979: Hiundey yee chisa raatka pardeharuma ("In the Veils of Cold Wintry Nights"), Gangtok, Sikkim: Padmakala Prakashan
- 1986: Yee shabdaharu: yee harafharu ("These Words: These Lines"), Gangtok, Sikkim: Jana Paksha Prakashan
- 1998: Kshar/Akshar ("Perishable/ Imperishable"), Gangtok, Sikkim: Jana Paksha Prakashan
- Web page titled "Rajendra Bhandari" at the Poetry International website, retrieved July 25, 2010