Chhetri was temporarily in UK, to attend his grandson’s marriage. But, he couldn’t return back after he contracted coronavirus.
Name : Karna Bahadur Chhetri Age : 75 years Location : Northwick Park Hospital, London Originally from – Baglung Date : April 1, 2020 Known Medical Condition : No known conditions
Karna Bahadur arrived in London on February 26. After he got serious with the infection, hew as admitted to hospital on March 30. He was doing fine on that day although there was a oxygen deficiency in his blood.
At the hospital they found pneumonia and they stepped up their treatment. He was kept in a ventilator in the morning of April 1. That was sudden change in his health condition. By the evening, the family members were informed that he wasn’t alive and that was because of coronavirus.
The first Nepali to die of COVID-19 in Saudi Arab is Lilamani Katuwal. The 51-years old was one of the 42 Nepali who are confirmed to have coronavirus.
Name : Lilamani Katuwal Age : 51 years Location : COVID Special Hospital, Malaja, Riyadh Originally from – Itahari – 5 Date : May 2, 2020 Known Medical Condition : Diabetes
According to report, a resident of Itahari Sub Metropolitan – 5, 51-years-old Lilamani Katuwal was fighting with coronavirus for the last month. He was admitted to the hospital on the new year day, on Baisakh 1st. Katuwal was kept in ventilator on Baisakh 13 after his condition became serious. On the 20th of Baisakh he died, becoming the first Nepali to die of the disease in Arab countries.
According to reports, he had diabetes and was working in Saudi for the last 22-years. Continue reading
Another Ex-Gorkha Army, Narayan Gurung has died of coronavirus on May 4, 2020. Gurung had been an active social worker in the Nepali community.
Name : Narayan Konme Gurung Age : 75 years Location : George Eliot Hospital, United Kingdom Originally from – Parbat Date : May 4, 2020, Monday
According to reports, ex-Gorkha army, leading social worker, Narayan Gurung died at around 4:15 on May 4, 2020 while being treated at George Eliot Hospital. He had no known medical conditions.
Gurung was admitted to hospital on April 26 when he started facing breathing difficulties. He was given oxygen mask while in the hospital. Because of his poor health condition, he wasn’t placed in ventilator.
Name : Gopal Shahi Age : 72 years Location : Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom Originally from – Pyuthan Date : April 22, 2020, Wednesday
A literately figure and ex-Gorkha army, Gopal Shahi was admitted to London’s Royal Free Hospital two weeks before his death on April 29.
Shahi were living with his wife in South-East part of London for a long time. They were recently living in Whitecity London.
Shahi was originally from Pyuthan. At present, his family members are living in Bhairahawa and Mumbai, India.
Both Shahi and his wife had contacted coronavirus. His wife got better but Shahi couldn’t.
Govinda Shahi was interested in literature and was known as ‘Pathik’ as literary-name. He was active among the literature-loving Nepali community of South-East London. The community held a virtual meeting in London to remember Pathik and wish his departed soul rest in peace. Continue reading
In a latest report, actress Mariska Pokharel has married her boyfriend of two years in a private ceremony in Australia. According to reports, Marishka’s boyfriend had been living in Australia for the last 8 years and they were seeing each other for the last 2 years.
The comedy writer, Bhairav Aryal, is the only comedy essayist who is unique and the best literately figure in Nepal so far. But, it has been more than 40 years that we have lost him. Although he made everybody laugh, his life was miserable. It was so miserable that he had been planning to depart from the world for quite some time. He wrote numerous letters to his office, his father, his children and others about his plans. Nobody came to his rescue. May be it was because the medical community and the society wasn’t aware of depression or such mental illness.
It is really sad to loose one of the finest writer in such a young age. I have compiled his letters to present a 10 minute-long video and also read one of his essays in another video. The essay ‘Mapai’ a self-gratifying nature of human being is written in such a beautiful way that, one can’t imagine the writer being miserable.
On April 28 we lost a Bollywood and Hollywood actor Irrfan Khan – one of the most talented actor of all time. The very next day, on April 29, Bollywood lost another superstar, Rishi Kapoor. That was a double loss to Bollywood film industry.
After the death of Irrfan Khan, Anand Nepal YouTube channel viewers had asked me to do a biography of Irrfan. I wasn’t keen on making one because, I only talk about things related to Nepal and Bollywood is Indian film industry. But, later I found out Irrfan’s Nepal connection and hence decided to do a biography. While going through his social media post, I found:
– He was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in March of 2018
– He went to UK for treatment and went through a-year-long treatment in London.
– He returned back to India in April of 2019.
– Right after returning he did a movie ‘English Medium’. The movie was released in March 2020. Irrfan had talked about the film in his social media. His last post was about the movie.
– On April 27, all of a sudden he fell ill, was rushed to hospital. According to media report, the complication wasn’t related to cancer. He was told to be cancer free.
– He died on April 28, 2020
Actress Niruta Singh has recently shared some videos taken during the shooting of the movie in her YouTube channel. In the video she is helping Deepak Raj Giri to wear saree and Dilip Rayamajhi is wearing one. Kids nearby are laughing on the actors. I think the shooting was of this movie. I will also do a video report on the movie.
Nepali Movie– Santan Thari Thari Ka (सन्तान थरि थरिका) Starring: Dilip Rayamajhi, Niruta Singh, Dinesh Sharma, Sisam KC, Harihar Sharma, Sakuntala Sharma, Deepak Raj Giri, Shiva Hari Poudel, Nirmal Sharma, Daman Rupakheti etc. Director – Deshbkhata Khanal
A really good use of your lockdown time is to learn a new language. For those who had always wanted to learn Newa language, here is an opportunity offered for free by Sunita Dangol.
In the first part Sunita has told about Basic Nepalbhasa she started on the first day of the year 2077.
Newari language is Tibetian-Aryan language spoken in Kathmandu valley before Gorkha king invaded the valley. After that, Nepali language was made compulsory. As the official language became official, the traditional Newa is still the local language of communication.
In a 2009 article published in Nepali Times Weekly, a writer Subodh Rana wrote about how Jung Bahadur Rana used “Tip” a Nepali word by throwing gold coins to an opera singer in UK in his Britain visit of 1850 AD.
I did a video report on the article.
There is skepticism that the incident actually happened. But, it is a fun story so I have done the video report.
Nepali Movie – Kanchhi Starring – Dayahang Rai, Shweta Khadka, Ashant Sharma, Anu Shah, Kameshor Chaurasiya, Nir Shah etc. Director – Aakash Adhikari
The comeback movie of Shweta Khadka after the untimely demise of her husband Shree Krishna Shrestha in 2014. She waited four years before she starred in another movie. In 2014, The last movie of them being featured together – film ‘Kohinoor’ was released. Shree Krishna was at the hospital at the time of the release. He had sent an audio message to the viewers of the movie that he couldn’t attend the release of the movie. It was a shocking moment for Shweta Khadka. She went into depression for a long time. It took a very lengthy treatment in Nepal and out of country before Shweta become better. The movie got a lot of viewers in the theater and was one of the successful movies of the year. The director, Aakash Adhikari had also directed the last film of Shree Krishna Shrestha, ‘Kohinoor’. The movie became a superhit movie earning a record breaking amount in theatre in 2014. ‘Kanchhi’ was released in 2017 in theatre.
Nepali Movie – Sapana Timro Mero Starring – Sushant Karki, Janwi Bohara, Sabin Shrestha, Surajani KC, Arjun Shrestha, Desh Bhakta Khanal, Rashmi Bhatta etc. Director – Rishi Raj Acharya
The Nepali movie ‘Sapana Timro Mero’ was released on August 7, 2015. The movie previously scheduled to release in June had to be delayed because of earthquake of April 25. This movie is the second movie of the director Rishi Raj Acharya after directing the movie ‘Mistake’. You can watch ‘Mistake’ here. The actor Sabin Shrestha is featured in a special role in the movie. The movie is a triangular love story between the characters played by Sushant Karki, Janwi Bohara and Surajani KC. The movie is made under RB Movies banner. The child artist is Ritu Acharya and Surajani KC is a new introduction in the movie. The director is the writer and the producer of the movie.
One of the most talked about movies of the year 2076, Poi Paryo Kale features some of the most popular actors in the Nepali cinema industry. Saugat Malla is considered seasoned actor. The actress Shristi Shrestha (real-life girlfriend of Saugat Malla) was also debuted as an actress in hit film ‘Gajalu’. In addition to being an actress she was Miss Nepal 2012.
Actress Pooja Sharma is another attraction of the movie. Pooja is known for hit movies like ‘Prem Geet’ and ‘Ma Yesto Geet Gauchhu’. One of the important feature of this movie is – it was produced by Deepak Manage – a Gandaki Pradesh lawmaker and businessman.
One of the most talked about film of Nepali film industry, ‘Password’ features Bollywood actress Sunny Leone in a song. The movie doesn’t feature her in any role but she had just danced in a song. That made it so popular. Sunny Leone was also invited to the premier of the movie. But, box office collection wasn’t promising.
Nepali Movie – Passowrd
Starring – Anoop Bikram Shahi, Bikram Joshi, Buddhi Tamang, Rabindra Jha, Prabin Khatiwada etc.
Director – Samrat Basnet
Story – Sima Gurung
Screenplay – Mahesh Dawadi, Samrat Basnet
Cinematography – Amarjit Singh
Editor – Arjun GC