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Nepathya pays tribute to Suk Gurung with ‘Chhekyo Chhekyo’ in Melbourne
Nepathya gave an emotional tribute to the late Composer and Lyricist Suk Gurung at The Pam at Crown, Melbourne during the band’s Australia tour on Monday. After performing ‘Bhedako Uoon’, the front-man of the band Amrit Gurung expressed his condolence amid the jam-packed musical event as per a press statement released by Nepa-laya.
Gurung said, “Nepathya has lost a friend yesterday, who gave us the first hit song 'Chhekyo Chhekyo'. I would like to pay our heartfelt tribute from this forum in the memory of Suk Gurung. May his soul rest in peace.”
Gurung who he had been bed ridden and suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure for a long time, passed away on Sunday. After acknowledging the demise of Gurung, Amrit even shared his condolences via his official Facebook page.
Amrit said, “On August 26, 2019, I went to visit Lyricist, composer Suk Gurung accompanied by musician BikramGurung Dai at his home. That was our last meeting. During our early days, he did us a great kindness by letting us to sing ‘Chhekyo Chhekyo’. I am saddened at his death. I pray that his soul may find peace and offer my condolences to his family."
While interacting with crowd, the last photo of Amrit and Suk Gurung in a frame was displayed on the backdrop of the stage. “This photo depicts our last meeting,” he added.
Meanwhile, the ambiance at the event was pin-drop silence. Amid such situation, Amrit broke the silence, continued the interaction with crowd. He said, “Come and celebrate the life of Suk Gurung by singing the song he composed for all of us.”
Then, Amrit sang the song ‘Chhekyo Chhekyo’. This is the fifth performance of Nepthaya in Australia. Before this, the band has already performed in Tasmania, Darwin, Brisbane and Adelaide.
Gurung was supported by Suraj Thapa on keyboards, Dhurba Lama on drums, Subin Shakya on bass guitar, Shanti Raymajhi on madal and Niraj Gurung on guitars.
- by Republica
- by Associated Press
- by Republica