Phatteman at 70

Posted in Music at 6:37 pm by www.PHALANO.com

By Rajesh KC phatteman.gifNepal’s revered veteran singer Phatteman’s new musical album simply named after his age ‘Gayak Phatteman at 70‘ (गायक फत्तेमान ७० मा) was released amidst a ceremony at nepa-laya’s ‘R’ sala. Phatteman on the occasion performed more than 15 songs from his old and new archives. phatteman_30.jpgThe new album produced by nepa-laya has a total of eight songs all of which are composed by Aavaas. Performing to an audience seated cross-legged (Paleti), Phatteman started the evening with a new song Batasle Talauma, written by Bikram Subba and taken from his newly released album. That was followed by Kurnu Kurisakepachhi, a song penned by poet and lyricist Manjul and composed in Dadra Taal. Taken from the Saainli Morilai collection, the song was sung even during the Ralfa movement.

Thereafter, Phatteman performed four more songs from his new album Rit Bina penned by Arjun Sapkota, Kina Aaunchha written by singer-musician Aavaas, Hijo Aaja written by Banira Giri and poet Tirtha Shrestha’s Raatko Sapana about the existing social discrimination before the interval. The musical session after the break comprised of such classics from Phatteman’s vast musical archive as Yasto Pani Hundo Raichha, the evergreen number recorded four decades ago in Phatteman’s voice to Yadav Kharel’s words and Nati Kaji’s composition, and Jeevan Huriko Geet and Phulna Jaanina, both written and composed by maestro Amber Gurung. “All musical moments after my solo concert in 2002 have rejuvenated me. I feel I am younger now Phatteman had commented before entering the hall. Other songs of the evening were Banai Khaayo Dadhelole featuring the combination of Phatteman, lyricist Kali Prasad Rijal and musician Narayan Gopal, as well as Marna Baru Gaahro Hunna and Saannaniko Galaima Kalo Kothi Rahechha, both composed by Nati Kaji.

The show ended with Ghintang Ma Ghintang Jor Madal Bajyo, one of the very few duets and folk songs. All pics by Rajesh KC



  1. Anil/Kathmandu said,

    June 10, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    Fatteman Rajbhandari ko palako jasto geet aba suna paidana……yesta po geet,,fatteman, premdoj,narayangopal, deepak kharel po gayek aru k gayek……..

  2. Manik and Raj Duggar/ Yellowknife, Canada said,

    July 16, 2007 at 5:05 am

    Thank you Rajesh ji for this marvellous collection. Phatteman dai’s voice is indeed unmatchable… it is singing at its best. We would like to wish him all our very best and many more such albums.


    July 28, 2007 at 9:31 am



  4. arjun gurung damauli said,

    August 2, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    marnabaru garo honna

  5. Ramesh B.malakar nepali said,

    August 5, 2007 at 1:11 am

    Hi dear Fathaman thankyou.

  6. ram bashyal , chicago usa said,

    August 18, 2007 at 7:38 am

    Phateman dai you have done a great job.Hope we will have more of your songs.

  7. RameshB.malakar .U.S.A. said,

    August 18, 2007 at 9:57 am

    Hi Love Fathaman your Song is very Good/Thankyou

  8. Qatar said,

    August 22, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    Fatteman dai ko madhur sor le yo kan lai kati adandit tulyauchha. Asai gari sunirahanu paun sadhai bhari. Thanks

  9. hi ganesh prasad acharya said,

    August 31, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    r u song or sout im nepaleeeeeeeeeee now malasiya

  10. sita uprety dubai said,

    September 10, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    u are fanstatic and superb and u the best.thanks byyyyyyyyyy

  11. Tej Rai, HongKong said,

    September 17, 2007 at 8:14 am

    Tej, Hongkong

    what a great voice god gift. he did good job as well.He is one of Honorable person we all respect. I wish him healthier and long live.I hope Dai phateman can singfabulous songs bring in future too.

  12. Raj Gautam,San Francisco,US said,

    September 29, 2007 at 6:13 am

    I always like this voice and once again Phateman Dai proved him selves he is still young and unique at the age of 70.
    Great job,we all respect you Dai.

  13. RUPEN, CT said,

    October 9, 2007 at 7:14 am

    I absolutely adore Phatteman and love his voice. i hope he sings like this always.

  14. Dhami Jhankri said,

    October 12, 2007 at 10:53 am

    It’s really a pleasure to hear from the legend. He is certainly one of the best singer ever born in Nepal. Way to go. Best of luck for everything.

  15. shankar Limbu Chiang Mai Thailand said,

    November 11, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    Long Live Incredible evergreen singer

  16. shanker budhathoki darwin ,australia said,

    November 12, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    i am very much intrested to listen the voice of phateman ,in his voice there is deeply wording which touches the heart,vibrate the every part of the body.

  17. pradhyumna maharjan\kuwait said,

    November 20, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    phhate man rajbhandari dai ko awaaj ko ma pahile dekhi nai fan thiye.des ma chhaunjel ta wanha ko awaaj media haru bat sadhai sadhai jastai nai sunna painthyo,tar aaj bidesh ma site marfat matra kahile kahi yesto awaaj sundda aafu desh mai pugeko anubhav hunchha.” marna baru garo hunna tar phatte man dai ko maya marnai sakina”

  18. kamal / houston said,

    November 24, 2007 at 1:40 am

    on the behalf of all NRN, i would like to thank you for your great contribution to nepali music and land.

    Thank you very much

  19. anil/ kathamandu said,

    December 8, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    the best singer and the pearl of the nation. only the one star on the music industry .my best, best singer.

  20. ghising kamal japan. said,

    January 4, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Fatteman is my best singer,in my view he is a precious stone of neplese musician sphere.so unko yo astha n samarpanharu nepali maatoma sadhai sadhai 6airahun.

  21. Combodia said,

    January 5, 2008 at 1:09 am

    Rajesh jee thank you very much for your achivment.

  22. Rasendra Ghimire, now (Qatar) said,

    January 20, 2008 at 10:00 am

    It’s really a pleasure to hear from the legend.He is one of Honorable person we all respect. I always like this voice and once again Phatteman Dai proved him selves he is still young and unique at the age of 70.
    Great job,we all respect you Dai.
    Long Live Incredible evergreen singer.

  23. Dipendra Dev Gautam intertec doha QATAR said,

    January 21, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    i am Dipu Gautam . i like one best songs


    March 31, 2008 at 1:38 am

    This prerering wright thing

  25. Niranjan Thapa/Perth, Australia said,

    April 1, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Respected Phatteman,

    Many many happy returns of the day that has led you towards your 70’s.Have a prosperous and long life. Live long and make us living with the lively and never-dying melody of your songs that resembles the patriotism and nationality of Nepalese. No matter, whereabout outside Nepal, we love nepal and things that resembles Nepal, especially, you dear heptagenerian.

    Please compose some songs that may teach some lesson to the bad politicians in Nepal, and that may help them identify themselves as Nepali.

    Regards and respect and love,
    Niranjan Thapa
    Perth, Australia

  26. jenson,nepal said,

    May 4, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    I love phattemaan Baaje forever.. HIs voice soft n so cute than his age.

  27. G.B. Simkhada, Amsterdam said,

    May 18, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Phatteman dai, Namaskar
    You are most important great property of Nepal and Nepalese peoples.

  28. Bhandari Brothers Pariwar, London, UK said,

    May 30, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    We are extremely happy to know that you have launched your new album. You have contributed to Nepali Music throughout the hard time and your album at your 70th birthday is reminder of all of that. We wish your success in future as well and hope you would continue to provide heart touching songs. We had a memorable time with you in 2003 when you came here and hope to see you soon again in near future.

  29. S. Magar ( IGL) said,

    June 1, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Respected Fattaman.
    you are star of the nepali musical sky. & Wish you all the best.

  30. Raja Shrestha/Fairfax, VA said,

    June 4, 2008 at 4:58 am

    His voice is one of the wonders of the world.

    Wish him a long life and continuous contributions of his magical voice to music of nepal.

    And hey Alex Sresta, California, Please email me (Raja Shrestha) at nepame96(at)yahoo.com, Okay.

    Raja Shrestha

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