Kamal Mani Dixit

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Kamal Mani Dixit
कमलमणि दीक्षित
Kamal Mani Dixit in England
Kamal Mani Dixit in England
Born (1929-09-02)2 September 1929
Gairidhara, Kathmandu, Nepal
Died 29 December 2016(2016-12-29) (aged 87)
Patan, Lalitpur, Nepal
Pen name क.दी.
Occupation Author, Essayist, Archivist, Promoter of Nepali Language
Language Nepali
Nationality    Nepal
Citizenship Nepali
Education BA
Alma mater Durbar High School, Tri-Chandra College, Banaras Hindu University
Spouse Anju Paudel
Children Kunda Dixit, Kanak Mani Dixit, Rupa Dixit Joshi
Relatives Madan Mani Dixit

Kamal Mani Dixit (Nepali: कमलमणि दीक्षित, 2 September 1929 – 29 December 2016) was the founder and chairman of Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya and Madan Puraskar. He was the author of numerous Nepali books and has made important contribution to Nepali literature.

Early life[edit]

Dixit was born on 2 September 1929 in Gairidhara, Kathmandu, the son of Kedar Mani Dixit and Bidhya Devi Dixit . Dixit attended Durbar High School in Kathmandu. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Banaras Hindu University in 1949.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He married Anju Paudel in 1949. They have 2 sons and 1 daughter: Kunda Dixit and Kanak Mani Dixit are established journalists of Nepal and daughter Rupa Joshi is also known for her writing.[2]


Dixit died on the morning of Thursday, 29 December 2016 at B&B Hospital, Lalitpur.[3][4] He was suffering from respiratory problem from few days. He was cremated at the electronic crematorium at Pashupati Aryaghat on Thursday morning dressed in daura suruwal and Dhaka topi.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kamal Mani Dixit Profile". Kamal Mani Dixit. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Kamal Mani Dixit Profile". Kamal Mani Dixit. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Litterateur Kamal Mani Dixit no more". Annapurna Post. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Veteran Nepali litterateur Kamal Mani Dixit no more". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Senior litterateur Kamal Mani Dixit passes away at 87". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 29 December 2016.

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