Musician Mr. Yagyaraj Sharma Arjyal (1903- 1989 AD)
In the history of Nepali music an eminent musician Mr. Yagyaraj Sharma Arjyal was born in 1093 A.D. on the auspicious day of Shivaratri in Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu. He received his preliminary education at home and later he went to Durbar High School. He was the second son of Mrs. Bhuvaneshwari and Mr. Vedraj Arjyal. While studying in Durbar High School he lost his father. Later he went to Mumbai (Bombay) and studied music for three years from Belayat Hussian Khan and Faiyaz Khan of Baroda. He further learned music from Krishna Rao Shankar of Gwalior and after completing his education he returned to Nepal.
Pundit Yagyaraj Sharma Arjyal was the first to start the music education in Nepal. He had many students during the Rana regime. Musicians like Nararaj Dhakal and Ustad (Master) Ganesh Lal were his students. Though Juddha Shamsher did appreciate his talent in music, it was King Mahandra who helped him to establish the first school of music in the year 2012 B.S. and fourty eight Nepalese students have received the degree in music from there.
For his didication and devotion towards music he was awarded the most outstanding musician award "Sangeet Shiromani" in B.S. 2013. He was appointed the member of Academic council of Nepal Academy. He was the chief of music department from B.S. 2014 to B.S. 2022. Later he was the life member of Nepal Academy. His invention of music instrument and music like 'Istaka Taranga" awarded him Rs. 10,000/- (Ten thousand).
To honor his great contribution in the music field. The Postal Services department of Nepal issue this commemotative Postage stamp depiciting his portrait.
1. Subject : Musician Yagyaraj Sharma Arjyal
2. Denomination : Rs. 10
3. Size : 31.5 X 42.5 mm
4. Format : Horizontal
5. Color : Four colors with phosphot print
6. Sheet Composition : 50 Stamps each sheet
7. Issue Year : 2011
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