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Bipul Chettri and ‘Zindagile Hisaab Maagchha’ sweep Hits FM Music Awards

Bipul Chettri and ‘Zindagile Hisaab  Maagchha’ sweep Hits FM Music Awards
KATHMANDU, March 11: Folk rock singer Bipul Chettri and 'Zindagile Hisaab Maagchha' dominated the 19th Hits FM Music Awards. At the grand finale of the awards show held in Army Officers' Club in Sundhara on Friday, 'Zindagile Hisaab Maagchha', sung by Ajar Jangam, won four awards including Record of the Year.

Chettri received three awards—his popular song 'Syndicate' won the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance award and the Best Pop/Rock Composition award. Chettri also won the award for Pop/Rock Album of the Year for his debut album 'Sketches of Darjeeling.'
Pushkar Parajuli's 'Kewal Saasle Bhanyau' was presented with the Song of the Year award while 'Rumani Bataas' won Robin Sharma the award for Album of the Year. Anjaan Babu's 'Farka Daajai' was the Folk Record of the Year.

The Best Female Pop Vocal Performance went to Chrisma Abigail for 'Meri Aama' while the Best New Artist award went to Rohit John Chettri. What The Funk's 'Gaijatra' won them the award for Best Performance by a Group or Duo with Vocal. The group also received the Best Rock Vocal Performance award.

The Lifetime Achievement award was presented to lyricist and poet Bhairavnath Rimal 'Kadam' for his contribution to Nepali music and literature. Rimal has worked with legends of the Nepali music scene such as Narayan Gopal, Phatteman, Aruna Lama, Arun Thapa, and Deep Shrestha, among others.

Hits FM Music Awards also paid tribute to folk legend Dharmaraj Thapa who is best known for his song 'Hariyo Danda Maathi.' Singer Kumar Basnet performed Thapa's popular song 'Nepalile Maya Maaryo Barilai' onstage.

Those attending the event were entertained by performances from Kali Prasad Baskota and Sakchyam band, Trishna Gurung, Rohit John Chettri, Baanika Pradhan, Deep Shrestha, What The Funk, Karna Das, and Monkey Temple.