RIP Pradeep Rimal, Silu director dies at 78

The director of the first Newari film, ‘Silu’ (watch ‘Silu’ here), Pradeep Rimal has died in USA on February 6, 2015. Rimal was living in Washington DC, USA for some time with his family members. On Friday, he was taken to the hospital after sudden pain in his stomach. He died after a while in the hospital.


Born in 1994 (BS) in Lubhu, Lalitpur, Rimal has also directed films like ‘Maya’ and ‘Ke Ghar Ke Dera’. He also worked as the assistant director of the 1966 film ‘Maitighar’ (watch ‘Maitighar’ here) and had acted in the film ‘Hijo Aaja Bholi’. ‘Silu’ was released in 1987 AD.

Since 2013 (BS) Pradeep Rimal was also busy in the collection of Nepali folk songs. He has composed and sung a number of Nepali Lok Geet. Rimal’s book on Karnali Lok Sanskriti had also won Madan Puraskar in BS 2028.

We at xnepali wish the soul of late director Pradeep Rimal rest in peace.

Biography of Pradeep Rimal:

  • Name – Pradeep Rimal
  • Education – MA


  • Ke Ghar Ke Dera (BS 2041)
  • Silu (BS 2046)
  • Maya (BS 2046)

Other creations

  • 4 dozen informative documentaries
  • 40 Songs and film songs

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