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Navneet Aditya Waiba

Navneet Aditya Waiba
Background information
Born Kurseong, Darjeeling
Genres Nepali Folk, Tamang Selo
Nepali Folk Singer
Labels OKListen

Navneet Aditya Waiba (Nepali: ) is a Nepali folk singer and daughter of Legendary Nepali folk singer the late Hira Devi Waiba. Hira Devi Waiba is hailed as the pioneer of Nepali folk songs.[1]

Early life

Navneet Aditya Waiba was born of parents Hira Devi Waiba (mother) and Ratan Lal Aditya (father) and was raised in the hill town of Kurseong in Darjeeling. Waiba grew up in a musical environment owing to her mother and grandfather Sri Singh Man Waiba who also happened to be her mother's musical mentor and coach.[2][1][3]

Education and prior profession

Navneet Aditya Waiba received her Master of English (MA) degree from North Bengal University, West Bengal, India.

She is a former senior flight purser and served with Cathay Pacific Airlines, Hong Kong.[1]

Musical career


Satya Waiba, her brother produces and manages the music whilst the Kutumba band from Kathmandu give music to the songs.[4][3][1][2]

Navneet Aditya Waiba

Musical journey

After their mother's demise in 2011,[5] the brother and sister duo decided to re-arrange and re-record her songs and in 2015 they handpicked Hira Devi Waiba's most iconic and popular songs for this album thus keeping the family's musical legacy alive. They named the album 'Ama Lai Shraddhanjali - Tribute to Mother' and released it on 3 November 2017 in Patan Museum, Kathmandu, Nepal.[6][7][8][9][10][11]

"I would like to inspire the younger generation to go back to the roots we belong to. I feel that the songs will bring back those memories." -Navneet Aditya Waiba[2]

"My mother was a popular folk singer. I grew up listening to her songs and know the lyrics and tunes by heart. Although she wanted me to become a singer, I chose a career in the aviation industry. I have come back after more than 10 years to fulfill her dream."[1]


Navneet Aditya Waiba's great great grandfather's family migrated from Palpa (Nepal) to Ambootia, Kurseong, they took with them their culture, tradition and music. The music took a life and style of its own due to the geography and social rituals during those times and was passed from generation to generation. Her grandfather Sri Singh Man Singh Waiba, a writer, composer, lyricist and poet was also her mother's guru. Singh Man Singh Waiba lent a new flavor to the melody and music and combined those with Waiba's voice.[2][7]


Album Ama Lai Shraddhanjali - (CD, digital download, online radio)
1."Aye Syangbo"4:23
2."Chuiya ma Hah"4:12
4."Ramri ta Ramri"3:27
5."Jhilke Naachayko"4:23
6."Phariya Lyaaidiyechan"4:35
7."Kahu Bela"1:23
Total length:23:30

See also

Further reading


  1. ^ a b c d e "Daughter revives Mother's songs". The Telegraph. 26 January 2017. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Songs of Tribute". Archived from the original on 2017-12-12.
  3. ^ a b " " (in np). Archived from the original on 2017-06-20. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Author. " ". Archived from the original on 2018-03-12. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | North Bengal & Sikkim | Hira Devi dies of burn injuries". Archived from the original on 2018-02-16. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Kantipur News". Archived from the original on 2017-06-20.
  7. ^ a b "Tribute to a Mother - Namsadhim". Archived from the original on 2018-02-23.
  8. ^ "Daughter of Legendary Singer Late. Hira Devi Waiba Revives Her Songs". Darjeeling News, Kalimpong News, Kurseong News, Darjeeling Hills, Gorkhaland News by Darjeeling Times. 2017-01-28. Retrieved .
  9. ^ " ? ?  !". Sambad Post. 2017-11-04. Archived from the original on 2018-03-12. Retrieved .
  10. ^ " ? ? ? - ". . 2018-02-03. Archived from the original on 2018-03-27. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Sounds of 2016". My Republica. Archived from the original on 2016-12-30. Retrieved .

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