Mortal remains of Acharya at NAMUDA for last tributes

Kathmandu, Feb 27: The mortal remains of veteran singer and composer, Bhaktaraj Acharya, have been placed at the Nepal Academy of Music and Drama since 11:00 am today for individuals to pay their last tributes to him.     

Kushma Mahara, the Academy’s member-secretary, said that people from various walks of life, particularly those from the music field, have gathered at the Academy to pay homage to the renowned singer, who passed away on Monday at the age of 82.

Scheduled to visit the Academy is the Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Sudan Kirati, along with other senior government officials, to bid a final adieu to the singer honoured with the title of ‘Bhajan Siromani’ in Nepal’s musical realm.     

Academy Chancellor Nisha Sharma expressed sorrow over the passing away of Acharya, stating that with his demise, the musical sector of Nepal has lost a towering personality, and the void created is irreparable. (RSS)

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