President, PM express sorrow over Sharma's demise

This undated image shows Senior litterateur Tara Nath Sharma. Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed sorrow over the demise of prominent literary figure Dr Tara Nath Sharma. Late Sharma was a lifetime member of the Nepal Academy.

President Bhandari said that Nepali literature has lost an eminent literary practitioner with the passing away of Sharma.

Taking to Twitter today, She wrote, “With the demise of a prolific literary writer and critic, the Nepali literature has lost a genuine literary practitioner. Sharma will remain immortal among us through his dozens of literary creations. I extend tribute to the late Sharma and expressed deep condolences to the bereaved family members.”

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba also extended sorrow over the passing away of the prominent literary writer, Sharma.
Extending tribute to the late Sharma, PM Deuba expressed deep condolences to the bereaved family members.

Senior litterateur Tara Nath Sharma, also known as Tana Sharma, died from brain haemorrhage today. He was 87.

Born on June 17, 1934, at Barbot of Ilam, Sharma has dozens of creations on different categories — travelogue, essay, story and novel.

He received the prestigious Madan Puraskar for his popular travelogue ‘Belayat Tira Baralinda’ in 2026 BS and Sajha Puraskar for ‘Sama Ra Samaka Kriti’ in 2029 BS.

The last rites of Sharma was set to be performed at Pashupati Aryaghar this afternoon.


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