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Singer Jagat Mardan Thapa’s autobiography ‘Karmashil Jivan-Yatra’ released

KATHMANDU: Autobiography of senior artist, singer and musician Jagat Mardan Thapa entitled ‘Karmashil Jivan-Yatra’ was released amidst a program here on Saturday.

Divided into 43 chapters, the autobiography also gives a window into the political, social, economic as well as literary and artistic situation of the last 60 years as the octogenarian artist also relates his life and events with all these aspects.

Reviewing the autobiography, Prof. Dr. Mohan Himanshu Thapa, said there was no self-praise in the autobiography. “In his autobiography, Jagat Mardan Thapa has only presented his honesty and self-respect, not self-praise.”

Chetan Karki, senior lyricist, reviewed that the book could also be a part of both literary and film history of the country.

“Jagat Mardan Thapa has dared to be true to his life. You need to have a great courage to make everything you have done in your life public, and he has done so very truly. This book sheds light on Thapa’s life as an honest civil servant, diligent artist, composer, writer and singer. This is a very good read.”

Poet and literary critic Prakash Shayami, senior lyricists Ratna Shamsher Thapa and senior music composer Shaktiballav also reviewed the autobiography saying the book could be a source of inspiration for budding artist as Jagat Mardan Thapa has been active in his artistic as well as literary career even at the as of 83.

Jagat Mardan Thapa has been producing music albums since he first recorded his songs in 1962.

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