Poet Dinesh Adhikari’s new poetic venture is to be released this weekend by publication Nepa~laya. Titled Bhariyako Bhugol – ‘World of a Porter’ is being released amidst nepa~laya’s Paleti series this Friday evening.
Paleti, is credited for its service to the Nepali Adhunik Music of which Dinesh Adhikari is a renowned lyricist. The upcoming Paleti concert will feature Poet Adhikari and will be an amalgamation of Adhikari’s songs and poems.
As musician and Paleti coordinator Aavaas and the Paleti team presents Adhikari’s representative songs from the past, the poet himself will appear to recite some of his poems. Amidst this environment, Adhikari’s latest creation of Poetry, Bhariyako Bhugol will be released.
Born in Kathmandu and brought up in Sarlahi, Adhikari is a student of Law. A lawyer by academics and a civil servant by profession, Adhikari retired as a Secretary of Nepal Government. But during his long service career, he never detached himself from the field of poetry and literature.
Poetry earned him fame and won him almost all prestigious awards. He was awarded the most recognized Nepali literary award, Madan Puraskar, for his work Atirikta Abhilekh in 1999. Among many other awards, he also received Sajha Award for his work Indrajatra in 1994.
His poetry is credited for presenting life, struggle and dreams in a simple and interesting melody, where he portrays a lively life of a commoner and hence writes a poetic history of the time he lives through.
Poet Srawan Mukarung says, “In terms of creative skills, Dinesh Adhikari is probably the only popular poet after Bhupi Sherchan.”
Adhikari’s latest creation Bhariyako Bhugol is a testimony that he has been creatively active with his writings, though retired from civil service.
He started his career with a poetry book ‘Antarka Chittaharu’ in 1980. Since then, he has more than 12 books on poetry and lyrics to his credit.
“Dinesh Adhikari’s songs has been an integral part of many generations.” Says Saijan Maskey of Publication nepa~laya. “As a mark of respect and dedication to all the poetry readers, we hereby start our publishing journey into the infinite would of Nepali poetry.” She added.
The book will be released on Friday, 28th April and will be available in all major book stores.