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Nima Rumba in the eyes of Madhu Nepal

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Article by Madhu Nepal

Article by Madhu Nepal

Nima Rumba is a well known name in the field of performing art who had passion in music & dancing but never thought he would become a pop icon one day. He was born in Subarnapur in Parsa on the 26th of May. In his SLC break he got attached with musician friends who was his elder brother Pasang Namgyel’s friends, they used to have a band called THE BASS ( Rabi Thapa (Drums) Birman Tamang (Bass) Saroj Pandey (Guitar)) and Nima joined them as a new member, he then started to learn how to play guitar and polish his singing skill with them, Nima spent about 2-3 years with The Bass but didn’t made any records, then sometime later in 1991 he met a local friends Jyoti Ratna Bajracharya and friends and they formed the band THE PEACE, the band took part in the Rara Nepali Music Competition, where they won second place with the song “Aai Deu Priya”  which was observed by Mr. Anil Sthapit and Him so they got offered from Harati Cassette Centre to include in a pop song collection album ‘Talent-1’. That was amazing for the beginning. Nima says “I still remember the day I got my first fan mail and it was from a bunch of gals from Pokhara. Thank you gals, it encouraged me so much.”Nima Rumba

 Nima’s hobbies are Travelling, music and movies and also fund of trying new taste of Food & Drinks. He loves his family, fans, country and music. He likes to wear Casual, JeansT-shirt & Jacket Usually but he likes the feel when wearing the Suite and Ties , He loves to explore and travel, in Nepal he has been to almost all the Districts likes of Manang , Mustang , Solukhumbu , Khumjung , Pathibhara , Ilam , Dhangadi , Dhankuta , Sankhuwasabha … let’s say almost from Himalayas to all plain terrains of Terai and he wishes to go Rara , Dolpo , Karnali next ,

Nima Rumba likes to remember the moments most to his first recording and the day Samuel (his son) was born. His biggest

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assets are his voice, music and style where as his strength is his creativity. His idol singers from Nepal include late Arun Thapa, Aruna Lama , Narayan Gopal, Gopal Yonzan , Fatteman Rajbhandari , Deep shrestha , Om Bikram Bista , Harish Mathema , Cross Roads and international artists that influenced him big to the Music are Michael Jackson , Elvis Pressley , JJ Cale , Bob Marley , John Lennon and many more. He believes in his conviction and dedication and had faith in himself so he decided to start his solo career by the end of year1992; he had written and composed his first solo song called “Jadaichu Tadha Tadha”, which was released on the Touch 1 collection album from where his real musical journey began. Rumba started working hard on writing his own songs, releasing them on various collection albums for exposure. He did 4-5 singles for different collection albums in 2-3 years like ‘Pagal Premi’, ‘Ujaad Mero Jeevanma’, ‘Block Heel Shoes’ and they were all superb and went real big hit.

Singing in bars, casinos and restaurants to get money paid off, as one customer Mr.Pushkar saw the potential in Rumba when he used to sing in a bar call Dabali that time and gave him Rs.10,000 to record his album. After getting enough money together, Nima Rumba recorded his first album, “Suna Suna”, in 1994, and the rest, as they say, is history. He became one of the best stage performers in Nepal and acted as a brand ambassador for multinational brands like Coca Cola to Asian Paints. Nima’s waiting room filled with awards and photos.Nima Rumba

After grand success of the song Ms Cat walk (audio & his first music Video) he went to HongKong with wife Sheli and started living very normal life, then he came back Nepal after 3 years in 2000 and recorded 3rd album ‘Huri Bataas’ again the music video of ‘Huri Bataas’ and ‘Jaadaichu ma hai Videshma’ and ‘Anjaan Mayalu’ were really cool. Huri Bataas was the No.1 Bestselling album of the year 2000 and 2001. And it won ‘The Best Album of the Year’ in ‘Hits FM Music Award 2058’. On 1st may 2002 Nima recorded for 4th album ‘Lolita’. He released Faith in 2004, Pride in 2007 then Rangau Ki Ma in 2011now his brand new album is about to be lunched. A collection album Best of Nima Rumba was released in 2002. Some of his popular songs are Anjaan Mayalu, Huribatas, Jaadaichhu Ma Hai Videshma, Aau Aauna, Block Heel Shoes, Priti Basyo, Lolita, Meri Priyasi, Saanjhama Pani. Nima has played a role of Krishna in critically acclaimed movie Kagbeni in 2008. Recently he has played in a Gurung culture based film called MAA (mother).

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photo : Google

Helpling childrens & Orphans touch his heart, he has done hundreds of charities for many years for the welfare of different victims, Old Homes, Orphans, Cancer Hospital, Street Childrens, Burn Victims, Human Trafficking, Wild Life, Environment, Global warming, Heart Patient, Aids. He even donates money from his own pocket in many occasions. Recently he had donated Royalty money which was received from Rdaio kantipur , to support the cure for little girl who had a Heart problem now she’s all good and performed for the Fundraiser to the Landslide and Flood Victim of 2071. He has already announced that he will donate Royalties of  CRBT of the THT Live.