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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Suman Sanga 22 Jun - Prem Dhoj Pradhan

Posted by Anup Baral June 22, 2017 :
This program was aired in Kantipur Television on 22 June 2017 at 10:00 PM. Prem Dhoj Pradhan (प्रेम ध्वज प्रधान) is a Nepalese musician, born in 1938 in Chautara, a small town 28 miles east of Kathmandu. He is a singer, composer, and a regional playback singer. He sings in the two major languages of Nepal, Nepal Bhasa and Nepali. He is also known as the Golden Voice and King of Romantic Melodies of Nepal. Prem Dhoj is known for being the first to perform with a guitar in Nepal. He was also the first Nepali singer to sing with Indian playback singer Usha Mangeshkar for the movie Maitighar in 1965. In 1985, he sang duet songs with Asha Bhosle for the movie Mayalu in Bombay, India. Prem Dhoj has varied his musical style throughout his career and recorded approximately 700 songs on Radio Nepal, including live broadcasting and recorded songs. Prem Dhoj started singing at Radio Nepal in 1952 and sang the first song Yad Kasaiko Aairahechechha Yo Aundheri Raatma. Worked in United States Information Service (USIS) Kathmandu; retired from the USIS, 1994; Letter of Appreciation received for the participation in Cultural Program titled " Samjhana Sanj" held by Radio Nepal Karmachari Sangh to help the families of martyrs and casualties during Jana Andolan (Movement) for democracy. Prem Dhoj sang for Nepali feature films ; Maitighar, Jeevan Rekha, Mayalu, Pachchis Basanta, Anayaya, Shantideep, Rajamati (Nepal Bhasa historical film) Jeevan Sangharsha,and Phare Vatoula Badledo aakash. Prem Dhoj is also a member of Nepal Association of Performing Arts (NEPA), 1991.

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