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Navneet Aditya Waiba

Navneet Aditya Waiba
Background information
Born Kurseong, Darjeeling
Genres Nepali Folk, Tamang Selo
Occupation(s) Nepali Folk Singer
Years active 2016-present
Labels OKListen

Navneet Aditya Waiba (Nepali:नवनीत आदित्य वाइबा) is a Nepali folk singer from Darjeeling, India 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]


Navneet Aditya Waiba lives in Siliguri, Darjeeling, India. Navneet sings traditional Nepali folk songs in collaboration with Nepali folk band Kutumba from Kathmandu. She is a former senior flight purser and served with Cathay Pacific Airlines, Hong Kong. Satya Waiba, her brother, produces and manages the music.[2][3][4][1][5]

“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]

Musical career

After their mother's death in 2011,[6] 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. They named the album 'Ama Lai Shraddhanjali - Tribute to Mother' and released it on 3 November 2017 in Patan Museum, Kathmandu, Nepal.[7][8][9][10][11]


Album Ama Lai Shraddhanjali(CD, digital download, online radio)
No. Title Length
1. "Aye Syangbo" 4:23
2. "Chuiya ma Hah" 4:12
3. "Dhankuta" 4:07
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 "Songs of Tribute". Archived from the original on 2017-12-12. 
  3. ^ Author. "आमाका गीतलाई पुनर्जन्म दिँदै". Archived from the original on 2018-03-12. Retrieved 2018-03-12. 
  4. ^ "हीरादेवीलाई सम्झाउँदै" (in np). Archived from the original on 2017-06-20. Retrieved 2018-03-07. 
  5. ^ "Sounds of 2016". My Republica. Archived from the original on 2016-12-30. Retrieved 2018-03-11. 
  6. ^ "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | North Bengal & Sikkim | Hira Devi dies of burn injuries". Archived from the original on 2018-02-16. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  7. ^ "Kantipur News". Archived from the original on 2017-06-20. 
  8. ^ "Tribute to a Mother - Namsadhim". Archived from the original on 2018-02-23. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ "फरिया ल्याइदेछन् तेइ पनि राता घनन !". Sambad Post. 2017-11-04. Archived from the original on 2018-03-12. Retrieved 2018-03-12. 
  11. ^ "आमाको गीत गाएर नवनीतले नचाइन् कालेबुङलाई - खबरम्यागजिन". खबरम्यागजिन. 2018-02-03. Archived from the original on 2018-03-27. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 

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