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Nabin K. Bhattarai
Nabin K. Bhattarai (born March 14, 1974) is a Nepali singer, Lyricist, and composer. He started his musical career in 1990 with a band named "The Steel Wheels" as a vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the band. Later he broke up with the band to start his solo career. Nabin was able to capture the attention of many Nepali music-lovers with his first released song Aankhama Timilai in his first album Raharai Raharma.
He has won the Sajha Smriti Award for Best Male Vocalist on two occasions, first for Preetka Geet and then forAankhama Timilai. He also won Album of the Year Award for Raharai Raharama. He further won the Shikhar Hits FM Music Awards 2054 (1997) on Best Male Vocal category for his hit single Sanjhapakha. He has also won the Chhinnalata Award, and at that time he was the youngest artist to receive that award. His album Aabhash is unarguably one of the most popular albums of all time in Nepal's modern music history. He also won Hits FM Music Awards 2060 (2003) for his sixth album Nabin. He has won several other awards and recognition afterwards. Some of his notable hits include Sanjhapakha', Timilai Ma Dobatoma, Timile Herda Kasailai, Timilai Bhetne, Chaina Joona', Yaad Le Timroand many others. As of 2011, he had been seen a lot in social works.
He also won Radio Kantipur Music Honors in three times
Most of Nabin's earlier songs have a soft touch to them, depicting the loneliness of a young lover. While his first four albums Raharai Raharma, Aabhas, Smriti,Samjhana, and Samarpan were very successful, he began experimenting new music even more from his sixth album, Nabin. Many of his compositions after then had a rock touch in them, which was positively received by Nepali audiences. In all his successive albums, he has tried to give something new to Nepali music. His song Ali Alikati Pida in the album G-Major was critically acclaimed by many for its folk and pop mix and the affluent use of musical instruments.
In his new album Kathmandu, he has also sung an English number called Million faces.