KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Poet and renowned radio presenter Dahal Yagyanidhi has passed away on Friday evening.
Dahal breathed his last at Lalitpur-based Sumeru Hospital at the age of 65, Puspanidhi Dahal, younger brother of Yagyanidhi informed.
Dahal was admitted to hospital after being unconscious. He had kidney transplanted nearly two decades ago and was under hemodialysis. On Wednesday, he was admitted to ICU in Annapurna Neuro hospital, Maitighar after collapsing during dialysis.
Dahal was rushed to Sumeru hospital on Friday where he was under observation. He was recommended by doctors for regular dialysis without operation.
Born in Khotang, an eastern hilly district of Nepal, he had been the presenter of the Sahitya Sansar, a literary program, at Radio Nepal for long and his unique presentation and greeting the listeners with a typical Nepali word Jadau had won the hearts of listeners.
Since then, he was popular among the listeners as the 'Jadau Budha'. Presently, he had the regular programme named Jadau, the word that established his distinct identity in Nepali society, for every Saturday in the 'Radio Annapurna'. He has essays, lyrics, songs, review works and satire to earn the name.