Kathmandu: The first singer in Radio Nepal as well as a prolific actor both on stage and screen, Hari Prasad Rimal, breathed his last at his residence in New Baneswor, this morning. He was 92.
Rimal's body is now being kept at the residence for final tribute and his last rites would be performed at Pashupati Aryaghat today itself, informed cine film director Samrat Sapkota.
Rimal, who performed acting in 'Mukunda Indira' – a drama penned by noted playwright the late Bal Krishna Sama – at the age of 14, had made his debut in film career from Nepali movie "Aama'.
In addition, he was recognized the first singer after he gave voice to a song titled 'Mero Dil Tukra Tukra' aired by the Radio Nepal in 2007 BS. Dozens of songs including 'Bina Baadal Asina Jharyo' and 'Fagat Ek Nazarma' are his all-time hit songs.
Born in September 20, 1925 at Lagantole, Kathmandu, Rimal had remarkable contributions to Nepali film and art arena. He was also honoured with 'Kirtimaya Dirgha Samman' – a lifetime achievement honour. He is survived by two sons and a daughter.
PM aggrieved of Rimal's passing away
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expressed grief over the passing-away of Hari Prasad Rimal. Late Rimal was an eminent personality of Nepali music and drama genre. The Prime Minister tweeted today to offer tribute to the late Rimal and condole with the grief-stricken family. Prominent artist Rimal breathed his last at own residence this morning. RSS