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Navneet Aditya Waiba

Navneet Aditya Waiba
Background information
BornKurseong, Darjeeling
GenresNepali Folk, Tamang Selo
Occupation(s)Nepali Folk Singer
Years active2016-present

Navneet Aditya Waiba (Nepali:नवनीत आदित्य वाइबा) 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/coach.[2][3][4]

Education and prior profession

Navneet Aditya Waiba received her Master of English (MA) degree from North Bengal University, West Bengal, India.[2][3]

She is a former senior flight purser and served with Cathay Pacific Airlines, Hong Kong.[3]

Musical career


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

Musical journey

After the demise of her mother Hira Devi Waiba in 2011, Navneet Aditya Waiba started singing to keep the family's musical legacy alive. Her brother Satya Aditya Waiba and Navneet work as a team to revive, protect and popularize traditional Nepali Folk Music.[2][4][3]

The brother and sister duo re-arranged and re-recorded Hira Devi Waiba's songs and in 2015 they handpicked Hira Devi Waiba's most iconic and popular songs. They named the album 'Ama Lai Shraddhanjali - Tribute to Mother' and released it on 3 November 2017 at the historic venue, Patan Museum in Kathmandu, Nepal.[5][6][7][8][9][10]

"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[4]


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 "Daughter revives Mother's songs". The Telegraph. 26 January 2017. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Author. "आमाका गीतलाई पुनर्जन्म दिँदै". Archived from the original on 2018-03-12. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  3. ^ a b c d e "हीरादेवीलाई सम्झाउँदै" (in Nepali). Archived from the original on 2017-06-20. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  4. ^ a b c d "Songs of Tribute". Archived from the original on 2017-12-12.
  5. ^ "Kantipur News". Archived from the original on 2017-06-20.
  6. ^ "Tribute to a Mother - Namsadhim". Archived from the original on 2018-02-23.
  7. ^ "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 2018-03-11.
  8. ^ "फरिया ल्याइदेछन् तेइ पनि राता घनन !". Sambad Post. 2017-11-04. Archived from the original on 2018-03-12. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  9. ^ "आमाको गीत गाएर नवनीतले नचाइन् कालेबुङलाई - खबरम्यागजिन". खबरम्यागजिन. 2018-02-03. Archived from the original on 2018-03-27. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  10. ^ "Sounds of 2016". My Republica. Archived from the original on 2016-12-30. Retrieved 2018-03-11.

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