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Kathmandu : Nepal Rajkiya Pragya Pratishtan, 1996.
Madhav Ghimire, born on October 22, 1919, is among the last of
the older generation of poets in Nepal. He was motivated by works of Rabindranath
His childhood was spent in Lamjung District – among the hills. Ghimire's
writing career developed gradually and in 1946, he became the editor of
Gorkha Patra. Sharada and Udaya were other journals in which
he began to publish his work.
Ghimire was the Vice Chancellor of the Royal Nepal Academy from 1979 to
1988 and Chancellor from 1988 to 1990. During his tenure, he led delegations
to China, Russia, and Bangladesh. For his work, he has received the Distinguished
Academy Medal, Shree Prasiddha Praval Gorkha Dakshinabahu, Bhanubhakta
Award, and Tribhuwan Pragya Puraskar among others.
In terms of popularity, excellence and acclaim, Ghimire is considered
a source of inspiration in Nepali Literature. He began writing songs and
poems 67 years ago and continues to do so even today. He has written poems,
long narrative poems, lyrical-epic poems, and ballads and has rendered
immense contribution to the enrichment of Nepali literature. The Royal
Nepal Academy's Modern Nepali Poems (1972 First ed.) commends his poems
as ‘manifestations of the Nepalese life'. Some of his most praised pieces
are Aphnai bansuri aphnai gita, Asvatthama:gitinatak, Gauri, Indrakumari,
Rajesvari, and Rashtra-nirmata.
The Library of Congress has fifteen works by him.