New Year’s Eve with Deep Shrestha

Posted in फोटो फिचर at 2:22 pm by www.PHALANO.com

by Rajesh KC

Time: 1645
Date: April 12, 2007, Thursday
Audience: Approximately 300
Program: An evening with Deep Shrestha
Venue: Rimal Theater of Gurukul

I have attended almost all of Deep Shrestha’s concerts in the last few years. Being his songs’ fan, I used to take his photos in his every performance. Actually camera disturbs me during the concert as it diverts my concentration towards lighting, singer’s expression and mesmerizing audience. I usually get busy than a singer and musicians. But this time I decided to leave my camera in the car to listen to Deep attentively. I sat on the rug in front. As soon as he starts with his first song ‘Ma Pattharko Devata Hoina’, the audience clapped in time to the music. But I couldn’t hold myself from rushing to get my camera… I actually wanted to share this moment with you in PHALANO.

Statue of Gopal Prasad Rimal outside the theatre 

Gurukul in Purano Baneswor

Deep (a lamplight)

Adding some humor with amusing old stories behind his songs, Deep followed his songs with Basanta Thapa’s ‘Kahanbaata Lyaaun Ma’ and ‘Har Raat Sapanima’ by Viplob Pratik.

‘Ma ta Pahiro Bhitra Chhu’… Deep and his song writer Rajendra Thapa

Deep also performed Bishwombhar Pyakuryal’s ‘Bishwas Gara‘, Raman Ghimire’s ‘Eutai Baato’, Bhairav Nath Rimal’s ‘Jhaskiechha Mana Mero’, ‘Saainlibari Chiyabarima’ by Bijay Shrestha, and ‘Jheerma Uninu’ and ‘Ma Ta Pahirobhitra Chhu’ in Rajendra Thapa’s words during the latter part of the program.

‘Sailibari Chiya Barima…’

One of his own favorites ‘Pahadko Ukalilai…’ written by poet Ishwor Ballabh

Audience was mesmerized with Deep’s intact voice.

Answering to the audience’s shouting-once more, he was saying “there are lots of ‘once more’ ahead”

Poet Piplob Prateek

‘Kati Kamjor Rahechha Bhagya…’ written by Yuvan Tuladhar, ‘Bhanthi Meri Uni…’ and ‘Timi Aakashko Joon…’ in Shiva Shankar Thapa’s words and ‘Samjhi Basen Timilai…’ written by Yogendra Malla. 

‘Eutai Baato Sandhain Bhetghat…’ by Raman Ghimire

Deep’s one of the intimates and lyricist/columnist Basanta Thapa welcoming the audience after a short interval

Deep also danced while singing ‘Mero Ankhama Bhardin…’

‘Sunideu Saano Chhandako Katha’… by the singer himself

At the end, he also premiered a new song ‘Kahile Aakash Pani…’ written by Basanta Thapa.

Deep was accompanied by a group of musicians comprising Manik Man Singh on bass guitar, Bikram on rhythm guitar, Jyoti Ghimire on lead guitar, Balram Samal on flute, Manaraja Nakarmi on tabala, Rupesh Singh on octopad and Dinesh Regmi on keyboard. 

This beautiful fan of Deep was dancing in many songs


The 2-hours program (organized to raise fund for Gallery 9) was perfectly ended with his evergreen number ‘Biteka Kurale…’ written and composed by Deep himself, amid back vocals from the entire audience enthusiastically.

All pictures by Rajesh KC


  1. sauraha said,

    May 10, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    best singer/ musician in the world
    i think people like him should help nepali film industry
    which lacks originality, dedication, patience,
    we really need people like him
    in nepalese movies

    good bless
    keep it up
    deep dip

  2. Kapil P. Lohani, Kathmandu said,

    May 20, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    Rajesh ji,

    Thank you once again. You did a wonderful job by putting the photographs of Deep Shrestha the legendary singer in this website. Though I was in Kathmandu itself during the programme, I could not make it due to my official engagements. Your photographs of the event have made me as if I was there in the programme. I can imagine how Deep Dai sang there, because, he is perfect in his singing due to regular practice. I had a chance to be with Deep Shrestha few years back in Dharan and then to Ilam. He has a great voice, he is a highly knowledgeable singer and music composer, and he has a special skill to select the lyrics and lyricists. And yet he is quite simple. He is never old and feels that he is still young. This is because, the depth in which he has drowned himself in the ocean of music, he never becomes old, nor his voice. My warmest wishes to Deep Dai and best regards to Raju ji.

    Kapil P. Lohani, Kathmandu

  3. Manish Shrestha/Kathmandu said,

    May 21, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    Dai, thanks, I can see myself on your photo. In the caption, I think it sould be “Biplob Prateek” instead of “Piplob Prateek”

    Thank you.


  4. Manish Shrestha/Kathmandu said,

    May 21, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    I think singer like deep sherstha should not sing in the programs like that which was very badly organised. Especially the sound system.

    He is Poineer in Nepali music.


  5. Sudarshan Napit, London, UK. said,

    June 30, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    I know, it is a bit late, but I could not keep without passing my thoughts on it, when I happened to see this gallery just today. Music itself, for many, is such a thing, which can change the whole environment around, and when such music is mixed with an appropriate voice of the singer, it just goes deep inside the heart, making the individual uncontrollable, on many occasions. Deep Shrestha’s song is acting like that itself since I was young, and many of those are still act as a driving force, for me to think me ahead in my life. I am so glad to see this gallery, and so, would like to thank Rajesh ji and also those who are involved in creating this fascinating gallery!

  6. raman nepali said,

    July 2, 2007 at 4:38 pm

    if some one says of choosing me a voice through out the world it would definately be my best of the best singer deep shresth.
    he is really a singer with life in voice.he has ever rocked me with his songs. i wise to hear his voice ever and ever.
    thanks to nepal for such a zestfull singer.

  7. Nakul Khatiwoda, Kathmandu said,

    August 24, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    Obviously, Deep Shrestha must be categorized as the 2nd SWOR SAMRAT.

  8. hiutopor said,

    September 18, 2007 at 4:26 am


    Very interesting information! Thanks!


  9. KB Shrestha/Dubai/UAE said,

    October 23, 2007 at 11:28 am

    Deep Shrestha is my all time favorite singer. He sings songs from the deep from the heart.

  10. Bijay Ijam Limbu said,

    October 30, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    Although I don’t know actually about him but also when I heard his first voice I feel very excited and his voice is very deep and words touch in my heart. So I really love him.
    I wish him to success !

  11. Binod Khadka from Doha, State of Qatar said,

    November 17, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    Owo songs.

    Really heart beating songs….heart wining songs……… Who knows now what a song should be…..

    I wish all the best to those singers who gave something to the musical world.

  12. sydney said,

    November 19, 2007 at 3:33 am

    hey this is the one of the bigest fan that he had ever seen before.i am Dixit Gurung.he is my inspiration.i sunk down into his song deeply.his voice and the way he focus in each and every single world with deep feeling,is the best part.and i am the one how fall in love with his song.
    if i gat one chance i will definatly take one autograph.

  13. AshokThapa Japan Tsu said,

    December 1, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    Dear Dip Dai thank you from our heart.
    Deep Shrestha is a star of many Nepali hearts, his name represents a synonium for true love or true tragedy in love. His music, songs and voice are true networks for three dimentional love and patrotric feeling.
    Har Rat Sapani MA AAithan Huncha
    Katikamjor Rahechha bhagya…
    Deep Shrestha always be lighting and shining a strong DEEP in Nepali sky.

    Long live Deep Shrestha.

  14. Sudarshan Bhandari Saitama, Japan said,

    January 9, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Deep Shrestha, one of the leading vocalist in modern period. I have not found any competitor of him of his age. what a melodious voice. Almost of his songs are so much heart touching and i will be humming his many more songs.
    Har rat sapanima is one of the best song out of his better songs and may be many nepali staying abroad will be feeling by heart frequently.

    Deep shine as baleko diyo ‘deep’.
    Thanks for your Kaljayi songs.


  15. Tashi Lama, ex Dharanee, current in London said,

    January 21, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Phalano, many many thanks,

  16. indira. macao said,

    February 3, 2008 at 11:24 am

    i.love deeeeeep. i wait you hundred juni for you.

  17. Jeevan M. Joshi,Kathmandu said,

    March 19, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Dear Mr.Rajesh

    Many many thanks for your wonderful & impressive photography of a programme presented by the Vetern Nepalese Singer Deep Shrestha.Since Deep is my favourite singer last 30 to 35 years.Istill recall my those days very exciting remembering the song like “Sahilaanbari Chhiyan Barima”,Ma pather Ko Devata Hoina,Kati Kamjor rahecha Bhagya,Biteka kurale,etc so many othersongs. Still I am equally craze of those song.How far Deep remember I don’t Know But in one party organiged by Sri Krishna Goenka few years ago where we drank lot also I got an opportunity to introduce myself as one of his fan.I told himthat I have collected his few songs Like “Nischal Aankha Huneharu HO”which these days could not be heard.
    I wish Deep to have more songs in the future.

  18. Ram Bahadur Rai, Dubai said,

    May 12, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    May my country be able to give birth for some milions of Deeps. That’s all.

  19. singapore said,

    May 18, 2008 at 6:21 am

    SITA LAL TAMANG SINGAPORE I really really love deep shrestha’s song, his voice his perfomance, his song’s lyrics and deepness of his songs. One of the most wanted musical artist is my DEEP SHRESTHA….

  20. Sachin said,

    May 30, 2008 at 10:37 am

    To Deep Shrestha,
    I was present on that show at Gurukul. I am now in Melbourne but I still remember the moment I enjoyed a beautifuls songs specially Biteka kura. It was sensational. The moment I shook hand with Deep dai and captured myself with him in camera.

    Thanks for your very nice response for the young generation.


Leave a Feedback