Bhanubhakta Acharya, the pioneering poet of early 19th-century Nepali literature, was born on this day in 1871. He gained renown for his translation of the epic Ramayana into Nepali. His contemporary, Motiram Bhatta, also made significant contributions to Nepali literature.
Bhanubhakta Acharya authored various works, including “Prashnottar” (1910), “Bhaktamala” (1910), and “Vadhushiksha” (1919).
On the occasion of the birth anniversary of the Adikavi Bhanubhakta Acharya, the Nepal Academy organized a morning procession (Prabhat Feri) in Kathmandu. The event witnessed the participation of literary enthusiasts, security agencies, and students from various schools and colleges.
The program was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, as well as the Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Sudan Kirati.
Bhanubhakta Acharya passed away on Aswin 6, 1925, at Sati Ghat in the Tanahun district.
Bhanubhakta Acharya, considered the cornerstone of Nepali literature, continues to be studied and analyzed by scholars, critics, and researchers both within the country and internationally. His contributions and literary works remain subjects of study from various perspectives to this day.