Kathmandu, Aug 19
The International Nepali Literature Society (INLS) has expressed sorrow over the passing away of Rashtrakavi (national poet) Madhav Prasad Ghimire.
The veteran poet passed away on Tuesday evening at the age of 101. In a condolence message today, Society chair Geeta Khatri said they were shocked by the news about the poet’s demise. With the demise of the Rashtrakavi, who had enriched the Nepali literature through the contributions of several immortal creations, an era of Nepali literature has been over, the Society said.
His creations are majorly based on Nepali classical prosody. Society Board of Trustee treasurer Ram Lama ‘Avinashi’ said Ghimire’s contribution to the promotion of Nepali literature was incomparable. The poet has left the material world giving a new weightage to the Nepali literature, according to him.
Wishing for eternal peace to the departed soul, the Society has extended heartfelt condolences to his bereaved spouse and entire family, and avid followers of Nepali literature at home and abroad as well as to his well-wishers in this sad moment.