Monday, September 12, 2011

Hari Prasad Rimal - Nepali music and theater legend

hariprasad_rimal_bw Seven decades long contribution and dedication to the Nepali music and theater has made Hari Prasad Rimal a legend in his own rights. Rimal was one of the first singers to sing in Radio Nepal.

In 2011BS Hari Prasad Rimal and Kishori Devi sung a duet titled "Jau Hami Badal Pari" After three month of the recording of the song , Rimal and Kishoridevi along with some of his colleagues met with a car accident. Kishoridevi couldn't survive the accident and went to 'Badal Pari' for real.

Apart from directing various stage shows, Hari Prasad has also acted in various Nepali movies including Aama, Manko Badh, Pariwartan, Ke Ghar Ke Dera, Santaan and others. Hari Prasad's elder brother Gopal Prasad Rimal was a noted literately figure. One of Gopal Prasad's popular plays, Masan, is going to be made into a movie by a noted film personality, Nir Shah.


Hari Prasad is currently suffering from lungs infection and has to take help of oxygen cylinder for breathing. Recently, The Film Development Board of Nepal, a government body to look after Nepali movies, has decided to provide an old-age pension to Hari Prasad Rimal, in recognition to his contribution to the Nepali movie industry.

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