Legendary singer Pannakaji Shakya passes away

Published On: January 25, 2017 11:28 AM NPT

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Musician and singer Pannakaji Shakya has passed away. He was 85.

He passed away at his own residence in Tahachal at 5 am.

 Born on Paush 15, 1988 BS at Om Bahal, Kathmandu, Shakya had joined Radio Nepal in 2007 BS. He had worked there until 2040 BS.

Around 400 songs including modern, Bhajan (hymn), folk songs have been recorded to his credit. Tiriri Murali Bajyo Banaima is his popular song.

‘Kina Kina Timro Tasbir,’ ‘Lolaeka Ti Timra Ankha,’ ‘Naulakhe Tara,’ Rata Yo Nabitla, ‘Laligurans Phulyo Hai’ had been composed by him.

He is survived by his four sons and a daughter. 

According to his family sources, Shakya’s funeral rites will be performed at Teku Dobhan, Kathmandu on Wednesday afternoon. 

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