Tuesday, December 5, 2017

27th remembrance day of Narayan Gopal held

On December 5, 2017 the 27th remembrance day of Narayan Gopal was held in places all over the world. The fans of the singer listened to his songs and remembered the greatest singer of Nepali music industry.

Born on 1996 BS in Kilagal, Kathmandu, Narayan Gopal died on Mangsir 19, 2047. He had given voice to about 135 songs in his lifetime. He had also given voice to some of the well known film songs of his time.

Narayan Gopal was shy about his singing and he was forcefully taken to do the vocal test in Radio Nepal. It was Manikratna Sthapit and Prem Dhoj Pradhan who created the music for the song he sang for the test. He had passed vocal test on 2020 BS.

Although Narayan Gopal had given voice to very few songs in his lifetime, all of his songs are special in their own way.

A rare photo of Narayan Gopal

Friday, December 1, 2017

Narayan Gopal, a tabala player

Vocal Test at Radio Nepal

Before starting singing and being established as a well known singer, Narayan Gopal used to be a Tabala player. He was really shy about singing. His close friends Manik Ratna and Prem Dhoj Pradhan knew his singing talents. So, they secretly submitted a vocal-test form to Radio Nepal. When it was time to go for the test, Narayan Gopal wasn't willing to go to Radio Nepal. Manik Ratna and Prem Dhoj had to forcefully take him to Radio Nepal.

That was the incident of around 2013 BS. The identity of Narayan Gopal changed as soon as he passed the vocal test.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Cords - Malai Maaf Garideu (Narayan Gopal Song)

Cords of the popular song - मलाइ माफ गरिदेउ

A               E        A       F#m
Malai maph garideu mera lobhi nazar
F#m                E      Bm

Kahin ksaima dubecha bhane
F#m           E
Ma ta koji rahe te harek chehera ma
F#m         E      A
Meri sapana ki ek preyasi mayalu

A          Bm          F#m      D
U aaunche sandhai ma nidayeko bela

D       E          F#m
Ani dhalche mero chati ma
A       Bm       A
U satche sandhai mera pir haru sita
B              E         A
Uska mitha mitha bhawana aa aa
A             E       A           F#m
Malai maph gari deu mero prem ko kura
F#m                  E        Bm
kahin ksailai bijhecha bhane

A         Bm         F#m       D
Usko ankha ra oonth mero rodhi ghara ho
D         E       F#m
Usko chayan mero saatha ho
A       Bm         A
Usko aansu barsa Usko suskera sisir
B         E        A
Usko muskan mero madhumaaaaaas
A          E       A       F#m
Malai maph garideu maile mriga trishna
E         Bm
Kahin ksailai bechech bhane

Watch it in YouTube

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

10 Interesting facts about Narayan Gopal

Here are top 10 interesting facts of Narayan Gopal:
  1. Did you know that, N.Gopal was in fact the name Narayan Gopal preferred himself to be called. That was why during his entrance to Radio Nepal, he had registered his name as N. Gopal. 
  2. Narayan Gopal was one of those singers who became immensely popular by a minimum number of song. In his lifetime, he had only recorded 137 songs.
  3. Everybody's favourite singer is Narayan Gopal. Do you know his favorite singer? His favourite singer of Indian Ghazal singer, Mehdi Hassan. He was such a fan that, he also loved pehelmani (body building) like Mehdi Hassan did. Mehdi Hassan once believed that, in order to be a good musician, one has to get into body building. Well, "Syando Pehelman" - that was the name Narayan Gopal once gave to himself.
  4. Although Narayan Gopal's mother language is Newari, he didn't record any song in his mother tongue. He did sing three Newari songs. But, they were not recorded.
  5. Initially Narayan Gopal had agreed to sing for the movie 'Maitighar'. But, later he denied singing for it. 
  6. Narayan Gopal thought advertisements were bad, like tuberculosis, he din't give his voice to any advertisements. He also protested when people tried to use his song in an advertisement.
  7. When he was unemployed, Narayan Gopal had also worked as a motor mechanic and there are also reports that he also drove taxi.
  8. All his life, Narayan Gopal rode a bike. While he was the managing director of Sanskritik Sansthan, he bought a car for the organization.
  9. While working at the Sanskritik Sansthan, Narayan Gopal used drastic tactics to cut costs. He was widely criticized when he sacked 40 artists from their job at a time of Dashain. Those sacked included his own guru Manik Ratna, artists Sushila KC and Haribansa Acharya.
  10. The only award Narayan Gopal got for playback singing was from Lions club. But, Narayan Gopal rejected that award. The organizer, Narendra Shrestha has safe kept the award at his home.