Senior Cartoonist Baral felicitated in Pokhara

Cartoonist Durga Baral

Pokhara—Senior Nepali cartoonist Durga Baral aka Batsyayan has been felicitated in Pokhara on Saturday. Pokhreli Yuwa Sanskritik Pariwar including other 31 organizations felicitated Baral in a formal ceremony organized on the premises of the famous Bindhyabasini Temple.

Earlier, a public rally with Baral and his family members began from Barals’ residence in Nadirpur and reached the venue. Baral who was born in Pokhara- 13 Arva of Gandaki Province is going to turn 81 on Sunday. He is a member of a middle-class peasant family and lost his mother at the age of 3.

He contributed satiric cartoons to different media houses and now works with Kantipur Publications. He played a big role to develop Pokhara as a watercolor school. He also played an important role to develop photography and bodybuilding art in Pokhara. He opened an Eagle Eye Art Studio some 5 decades ago in Pokhara and remained busy in artworks and photography.

Baral organized more than 4 solo art exhibitions and got more than a dozen of awards and felicitations. Baral thanked the organizing committee for recognizing him as a prominent artist. Author Sarubhakta and poet Tirtha Shrestha also put their remarks during the felicitation program chaired by PYSP president Upendra Paudel.

Pictures: Rup Narayan Dhakal

Published on: March 18, 2023 4:37 pm

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