Kathmandu, June 7: Final rites of senior musician Amber Gurung would be performed through Hindu and Buddhist rituals. Gurung died early this morning while undergoing treatment at Grande International Hospital.
The body of late Gurung would be taken to Nepal Academy from the hospital at 10:51 am and would be kept there till 3:00 pm for last tribute, said deceased son, Raju Gurung.
Talking to the National news Agency (RSS), Raju said that the final rites of his father would be performed at Pashupati Aryaghat today through both rituals.
People from different sectors have now started arriving at the hospital to pay tribute to late Gurung.
Gurung was suffering from diabetes, blood pressure and Parkinson since long and was undergoing treatment at Grande Hospital for the past one week.
Born on February 25, 1938 in Darjeeling, Gurung was not only a music compser, he was also known as singer and lyricist. He had recorded his first song ‘Nau Lakh Tara Udaaye’ in Kolkata in 2018 BS. He also served as music director at the Nepal Academy from 2026 BS and honoured with Gorkha Dakshina Bahu in 2027 BS.
He has given music for Nepali films including ‘Mero Desh’ Sapana Katipaye’, ‘Man Ko Bandh’ and ‘Jeevan Rekha’, said Prakash Sayemi, a poet and film director.
Gurung has composed over 1,000 songs including ‘Rato Ra Chandra Surya’,’Nau Lakh Tara Udaaye’ amd ‘Ma Amber Hun, Timi Dharti’. He was first chancellor of the Nepal Academy of Music and Drama. RSS