Naba Raj Lamsal

Nepalese poet (born 1969)

Naba Raj Lamsal
नवराज लम्साल
Born (1969-07-23) 23 July 1969 (age 53)[1]
NationalityNepalese
EducationPh. D
OccupationCivil Service, radio journalist, poet, writer
Notable workAgni[2]
SpouseSangita Lamsal
Parents
  • Tanka Prasad Lamsal (father)
  • Hem Kumari Lamsal (mother)
AwardsMadan Puraskar

Naba Raj Lamsal (Nepali: नवराज लम्साल) is a Nepalese poet, radio journalist, and government official.[3][4] He is a director of program division of Radio Nepal. He started his poetry journey in 1984, publishing his first poem in Arunodaya paper titled Bandana.[5]

Early life and study

Lamsal was born and brought up in Nilkantha, Dhading in a Hindu priest family, the son of Tanka Prasad Lamsal and Hem Kumari Lamsal. He grew up listening to Sanskrit chants by his father, which influence his interest in poetry at a very young age. He moved to Kathmandu for further studies after finishing primary education in his hometown.[6]He started his professional career at Radio Nepal as a radio host in 1994.

Awards

In 2022, he won the Madan Puraskar, Nepal's highest literary honor, for his epic Agni.[7]The book was selected out of 299 submission.[8]

Works

Title of the book Publisher Date of Publication ISBN Awards
Paile Pichhe Sagarmatha: poem Bina Pustak Sansar 2004
Karn: Mahakavya United Nepal Publication 2009 9937527422
Udum Udum Lagcha: folk song Bina Pustak Sansar 2016 9937619882
Dhara: Mahakavya Aishwarya Publication 2017 9937021197
Agni: Mahakavya Book Hill Publication 2021 9937753066 Madan Puraskar 2022

References

  1. ^ "मदनपुरस्कारबाट विजयी भएको खबर पाएपछि…" [After known to have won the Madan Puraskar…]. Khabarhub (in Nepali). Retrieved 23 September 2022. लम्साल धादिङको नीलकण्ठ नगरपालिका–११ मा पिता टङ्कप्रसाद र आमा हेमकुमारीको कोखबाट विसं २०२६ साउन ८ गते जन्मेका हुन् ।
  2. ^ "Dr. Lamsal's Agni bags Madan Puraskar-2078". Radio Nepal. Retrieved 23 September 2022.
  3. ^ Rana, Pinki Sris. "From a radio icon to a literary star". kathmandupost.com. Retrieved 23 September 2022.
  4. ^ "कार्यकारी कर्मचारीहरू" [Executive staffs]. Radio Nepal. Retrieved 23 September 2022.
  5. ^ "Madan Puraskar winner Lamsal honoured at his hometown". GorakhaPatra. Retrieved 23 September 2022.
  6. ^ "The yearning for a spiritual, peaceful space". kathmandupost.com. Retrieved 23 September 2022.
  7. ^ Republica. "Madan Puraskar goes to Dr Lamsal, Jagadamba-Shree to Shrestha". My Republica. Retrieved 23 September 2022.
  8. ^ Dhakal, Sabitri. "Eight Nepali books with diverse themes shortlisted for Madan Award". Nepal Minute. Retrieved 23 September 2022.

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