Legendary lyricist Ratna Shumsher Thapa in ‘Paleti’ (music audio)

Posted in Music at 1:19 pm by www.PHALANO.com


By Rajesh KC

Ratna Shumsher Thapa, the legendary lyricist of Nepal, began writing as a poet in 1951. His creations such as Aankhako Bhaka Ankhaile, Swargaki Rani, Kunjama Gunjiyo, Bho Bho Nasodha, Madhumas Yo Dilko and Ye Kanchha Thattaima, Bichodko Pida, Sero Fero Mero have contributed making Narayan Gopal‘s singing and music everlasting. Apart from these, his other lyrics such as Yo Kholako Sanglo Pani, Ankhaima Rata Gali, Jati Hansu Bhanchu, Goreto Yo Gaunko, Ghumtima Naau Hai, Fulai Fulko Mausam, and Malmali Ghumto have also contributed in building careers of various (now popular) musicians and singers across the nation.

Though, in the beginning, he had some inclination to playing Tabala and singing, he did not move ahead with these genres. Nevertheless, he remained attached to voice and rhythm via writing songs. Uniquely, Ratna Shumsher also has filled in words after listening to a tune which later became everlasting piece such as Goreto Tyo Gaun Ko and many more.

As the nepa~laya extends Paleti Srinkhala to reach out and present non-singing creators of Nepali Music, first time they came up with – Master Lyricist – Ratna Samsher Thapa describing and presenting his songs with Paleti Music Team’s backup. He was featured where his commemorative expressions as well as the popular songs that he once penned were presented.

In this ‘Paliti Srinkhala’, the 68-year-old lyricist Thapa shared his past creative days while presenting himself openly. His popular and quality old songs were voiced by the Paleti musician and nepathya’s back vocalist Suraj Thapa and Sheela Bista.

Let’s listen to Ratna Samsher’s legendary songs sang by these new talants Suraj and Sheela in Paleti.


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  1. कुलदिप ढकाल,तारुका,६-नुवाकोट(हाल्:=यू ए ई) said,

    September 11, 2007 at 11:18 am

    Dear Rajesh jee,
    I like your brillient & bright picture. Thank you for your good job, keep it on continue…………………
    Kuldip, Dubai(00971503453248)

  2. purna shrestha / kuwait said,

    September 11, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    dear Rajesh dai.

    thx for uploading such a great legendary fotos and songs of respected personality…

    thx again

  3. j thapa/houston said,

    September 12, 2007 at 1:33 am


  4. Suman B., NY said,

    September 12, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    Great job Nepalaya.
    Looking at the shinning and joyous eyes of Lyrics Legend Ratna Shumsher Thapa at the function, tears flowed over my eyes.
    Heartfelt thanks for bringing back the oldage tradition of respecting our elders in the society.
    Big Big Salute!!

  5. Sandesha from Aldershot, England said,

    September 12, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    What a creative thinking in both the men, who created the song and who brought them together in front of us all at this moment. Thank you very much. It is a great pleasure to hear his songs all the time, one of the favourites of all time.

    All the best wishes

  6. prabin tampa florida said,

    September 12, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    Rajesji you did great i remember my childhood thanks


    September 13, 2007 at 12:19 am

    hi thai you are the best

  8. manoj grg/hk said,

    September 13, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    ma ke bhanu…sabai kura aruharule bhani sakechha..tara RATNA SAMSER THAPA lai yeti sabdale sringarera pugadaina wonhalai sringarne sabdanai chhaina..tesaileta he is legendary person..salute..thanx rajesh & pahalano

  9. Jeni Jain,Nepal said,

    September 13, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    Maile yo geet haru sano ma suneko thiya tara ahile sunda mero sano bela kura yaad aaunchha. Thanx alot mero childhood memories haru lai sangalie dieko ma.

  10. Mani K.C. Local Add Diktel Nepal ( now NADA Dairy K.S.A). said,

    September 13, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    Hi Rajesh Dai !
    Its best for us. whih is the person outside of nepal them can listen good song of our best artist Ratna Samser Thapa.

    Ma dherai bhagyamani samjhanchu kina bhane anohu nepal bahira rahera pani aphno desko geet sunna paunda dherai khusahi matra nabhaera nepal bahira raheka sampurna nepali ko lagi pani nepali song sunne mouka milaidinu bhayeko ma hami prabashma raheka nepali ko tarpha bata dherai dherai dhannyabad. in future ! ma pani yestai nanya nanya nepani netional songs haru pani sunna payounne assha rakheka chhou. at last thanks once again.
    i hope i will can get another new models songs.

    Thank you.

    Best wishes,

    Mani Raj.
    Al- Othman Agri Prodction and Manufacture compani.
    Sales & markeeting spvr.
    Po. Box # 962
    Mob # +966-050155924

  11. Bishnu hong kong said,

    September 15, 2007 at 11:35 am

    Rajesh KC ji thanks for wonderful music

  12. Dipendra Magar Dubai said,

    September 15, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    Rajesh Dai………./
    It’s really beautiful photoes when i saw i have remember my home village
    and childhood ………………..and family with memorable moments.

    All the best

  13. binaya(Pune) said,

    September 16, 2007 at 1:35 am

    Rajesh G…….

    Thanx for exploring different asepct in ur blog……….

    Gr8 chance to hear such old evergreen song……….Keep on uploading more……..

    Keep rocking

  14. Shiro Shrestha, Canberra said,

    September 17, 2007 at 7:30 am

    Hi Rajesh

    Thanks for your efforts. The pictures and songs are really beautiful. speacially,

    Thanks to Suraj and Sheela, Who provided song Bichod ko……is really melodius and beutifully sung by both of them. I have listen and repeated few times. I hope you will provide us more songs thru this website.


  15. Hong Kong said,

    September 18, 2007 at 11:50 am

    I Truly Belive in what Mr.Manoj Grg has said….

    Very Few people will be born to be ledgen and immortal and our
    “Ratna” is of NO exception….”Ratna are always Ratna even you keep in
    Dark it always shine and never fade…

    Man of such caliber who has inspire all Nepalese form 60’s until now must be
    honored and decorated with “Life time Achivement” Fame before it’s too late

    I wonder …what ticks a person to compose such a Heart touching Lyricest &
    Tune..!! Is it possible to ….request few secrect of his past History…so it can be an insperation to our young music composer….when revealed

    Last but not the least….Rajesh Ji….you Rock Us All…and you are Simply the Best…THANK YOU for all your afford for Keeping us (Home Away) Update.

  16. ananda usa said,

    October 6, 2007 at 9:40 am

    very sweet songs this is the pure property in their life. Cannot forget any singel minute.This is the gift from Jahovah god.He will bless you for long life.

  17. hem raj milwaukee, usa said,

    October 9, 2007 at 10:07 am

    a very melodious song that forces me to imagine the contemporary nepal. makes me feel those days were simple and loving. it has been sung from deep inside. one can feel the feelings. thank u for such a treasure.

  18. umesh,california,usa said,

    October 11, 2007 at 9:36 am

    Thanx for a such a nice work Rajesh ji,and nodoubt R.S. thapa is legends.finally we’ve a great voice like suraj thapa. bravo

  19. chakra from uk said,

    October 11, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    thank you very much for your such type of good job,because we have to keep alive such kinds of our legendary artist,lyricist,musicians and writer such as Ratna shamsher Thapa. i used to listen this song ( BICHOD KO PIDA) is heart touchable song. alots of musics given by RtP has very very nice. god bless him such a nice immortal job.

    thanks rajesh jee.

  20. chakra from uk said,

    October 11, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    thank you for your great job.

  21. kumar/ carlow/ Ireland said,

    October 22, 2007 at 4:41 am

    thankx rajes ji great job

  22. Nirmal Thapa,nepalgunj said,

    October 24, 2007 at 9:26 am

    Thanks The spirit for developing nepalis musical giants and a legend figure alike Ratna samser Thapa,Its really great troppical job to carry on. Ratna thapa is not a only lyricist but more than word-master,from the his first collection CHAKHABARIKO GHAM,and later very popular works called TARA KA KANCHA RANGA are the eminent task for expansion the era of Nepali literature.
    Rajesh Thanks you too,you bring on the webworld to such a unforgetable historical eve’s for lovers of Ratna and his wordly-journey.
    wish you all of my best.

  23. Jeevan, Atlanta said,

    October 30, 2007 at 7:50 am

    Rajesh Jee,
    Great job! Please never remove this from your website. I’d like to see other legends like Ratna Sumsher Thapa. Thanks you so much.

  24. shankar Limbu Chiang Mai Thailand said,

    November 11, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    Salutation for your creative work which brings people like us who are far from Nepal. Keep it up. It will establish you as icon in bloggers world.

  25. Hima/US chicago said,

    November 16, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    Rajesh Dai

    Thanks for posting such as a great living legend for nepal & all nepali community people, I think, these songs touch all nepalese’s heart. Jhanai hami jasto bidesiyara basne nepali ko man lai ta ruwai dinchha nai.

    Thank you very very much again.

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

    November 24, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    I really appreciate those owner of beautiful vocal/lyrics and beautiful wordings.

    I felt I am in my beautiful country and beautiful village but not in this desert.

    Binod Khadka
    Doha, State of Qatar

  27. Tirtha Kharel, chicago, US said,

    November 28, 2007 at 10:38 am

    Wonderful song. really enjoyed the music.
    Appreciate the effort.
    Thanks Rajesh ji.

  28. B. Raj Bhattarai,Budapest,HU. said,

    November 30, 2007 at 6:26 am


  29. Combodia said,

    January 5, 2008 at 12:11 am

    Thank you Rajesh for this very nice songs.

  30. Sudarshan Bhandari Saitama, Japan said,

    January 13, 2008 at 6:17 am

    Rajesh ji.
    Thanks alot for the pictures and also for the presentation of the songs written by the great lyricist Ratna Shamsher Thapa. Almort all of his songs are melodious and most of them are song bythe great singers Narayan Gopal, Premdhoj Pradhan and others.
    I salute for the great lyrisict Thapa and wish to keep on writing more and more.

    Sudarshan Bhandari
    Saitama, Japan

  31. rajbikram shah said,

    January 19, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Rajesh ji,
    rajesh ji, I have no any quistions about the great man(as a person) and legend
    lyricist shree RATNA SHAMSHER THAPAs songs.
    not only his songs,there is somany massage and related with the charector,nature,his dialogue.
    I,never forget him.not,only me all nepali and NEPAL. he is the RATNA SHAMSHER,he is the great,lyricist in the nepali histery.and he,never stop and his songs….
    thank,again rajesh ji,

  32. Rakshya said,

    February 4, 2008 at 6:39 am

    I, dont,like old song but,this time mr.rajish i like to tank again and again so,plese next time u, will be give us memoreble songs.
    thank,see a next time..
    Rakshya- usa seattle

  33. Rambahadur Gurung. Bruni,Darussalam said,

    March 24, 2008 at 4:13 am

    OOh, what a nice and sweet song BICHOD KO PIDA I really solute to lyriscist Mr Thapa and singer Suraj thapa, Seela bist.Thanks again, I really reambered my village Nepal.

  34. Mr. Tanka P. Gauchan said,

    April 2, 2008 at 8:24 am

    These songs are very nice and so perfect. These songs are amonst my best songs in our Nepalese song collection which I really like very much. And also these songs are so sentimental will certainly touch my heart when I listen it in my lonely room.

    Please keep it up. I am one of your well-wisher fan.

    All the best and go ahead.

    Your well-wisher fan,

    T. Gauchan
    Uinted Kingdom
    Ph: ++44-7882907259

  35. G.B. Simkhada, Amsterdam said,

    May 18, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    R.S.Thapa, I actuelly never shaw him, I would be very proud if i can see him in real. i love his songs, his voice, it makes calm, cool, i cannot admire more…
    he is an ‘Rastriya Bibhuti of nepal.

  36. Pankaj (Atlanta, US) said,

    June 25, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Wonderful pictorial expereince. Yes Kiran and the people at Nepalaya are very good in preserving our old musical culture. Though I haven’t been to any of these (which I regret), its good to know that someone is doing it. On a personal level, it was good to see a picture of Ravi, Kiran’s elder brother, and a very dear old friend of mine, with his distinct bald head, amidst the crowd.

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