Monday, June 24, 2019

Albums of Narayan Gopal and the start of his music career

Main albums of Narayna Gopal:

  • Geeti Shrandanjali Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4 (4 volumes) 
  • Swarnim Sandhya - Part 1 & Part 2 (2 volumes)
  • Priyasika Yaadharu
  • Premko Mala
  • Manchheko Maya
  • Malai Nasodha
  • Laligurash Bhayachhu
  • Aljhechha kyare
  • Timro Manma 
  • Giti Yatra - Part 1
  • Narayan Gopal Ka Aadhunik Geetharu (Part 1 to Part 9 - 9 volumes)
  • Malati Mangale (Lyrical Play)
Narayna Gopal started singing while he was studying in Trichandra College. On the 40th anniversary of the college, Narayan Gopal performed for the first time in a public program. He didn't sing in the program - he was the Tabala-player in the performance.

The first person who identified his singing talent was his friend Manikratna Stapit. Manikratna used to live in Pyukha Tole, near Kilagal where Narayan Gopal used to live. Nearby, in Bheda Singh, Prem Dhoj Pradhan used to live. These three talents used to meet and sing together.

Narayan Gopal used to sing Hindi songs by changing the words, for fun. He was more into Tabala playing. Manak Ratna's uncle, Siddhi Ratna was a musician. His house was like a music school. They could experiment all types of music in Manik Ratna's place. But, Narayan Gopal's home was more into classic music. Narayan Gopal's father, Asha Gopal Guruwacharya has banned modern music in his home. He used to consider the modern music too light and lack-luster. But, Narayan Gopal liked modern music.

Prem and Mank had started to compose their own songs and had started singing. Narayan Gopal wanted to do a new style of singing. He asked his friend Ratna Shumsher Thapa to write six songs for him. Out of them he sang, four songs alone and two were duet songs. These were the songs:

  1. Sworgai Rani 
  2. Aankha ko Bhakha Aankhalile
  3. Bho bho malai nachheka
  4. Madhumashma yo dil 
  5. Bichod ko Pida
  6. A Kanchha Thattaima Yo Baish 

These songs were recorded in Calcutta of India. These songs established Narayan Gopal as a credible singer of Nepal.

At the time when the East-West highway was undergoing construction - Narayan Gopal sang "Jaga Jaga Chamka He Naujawana ho ..."

That was how Narayan Gopal started his singing career.