Renowned musician Ambar Gurung
Kathmandu, Nepal: Renowned musician Ambar Gurung, who is also the composer of the Nepali National Anthem- ‘Sayau Thunga Phulka Hami Yeutai Mala Nepali’, passed away at the age of 79 in wee hours on Tuesday.
The Grande International Hospital, where Gurung was being treated, has conformed about the death.
According to the Grande International Hospital the father of Nepali modern music Ambar Gurung breathed his last at 2:37 on Tuesday morning.
The Grande International Hospital family is deeply saddened by the death of Ambar Gurung and would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his family, relatives and fans, reads the statement issued by the Hospital.
Gurung was kept on the ventilator at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital after his health condition was deteriorated from the Friday morning. He was admitted at the Hospital on last Monday after he had collapsed suddenly.
He was returned back in Kathmandu after about two months long treatment at India’s Delhi based Medanta Hospital. He had long being suffering ring from diabetes and Parkinson related ailments. Latter tumor had emerged on his food pipe.
Following the news of death, hundreds of fans have gathered at the hospital premises.
Amber Gurung was born on February 26, 1938 in Darjeeling of India though he was originally from Gorkha district.
Recognizing his contribution to the Nepali music, then King had invited him in Kathmandu in 1969.
Gurung is survived by his wife Bina Gurung, three sons-Kishor Gurung, Raju Gurung, and Sharad Gurung- and a daughter Alka Gurung.