Kedar Gurung
Born9 July 1948
Sardong, Lingchom, Sikkim, India
Occupation(s)Writer, educationist
AwardsPadma Shri
Bhanu Puraskar
WebsiteOfficial web site

Kedar Nath Gurung is an Indian educationist and writer of Nepalese literature,[1] known for his satirical expressions.[2][3] He was honored by the Government of India, in 2012, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.[4]


Kedar Nath Gurung was born on 9 July 1948 at the village of Sardong, Lingchom, in the Indian state of Sikkim.[5] He did his early schooling at the local school in Lingchom and joined Turnbull High School, Darjeeling from where he passed the matriculation examination in 1960.[5] Subsequently, he graduated from the Government College, Darjeeling.[5] Gurung started his career as a teacher but, later, opened a book shop for living.[5] He is the founder of Paschim Sikkim Sahitya Sansthan, a literary organization, based in West Sikkim[5] of which he serves as the Vice President.[1] He is the Chief Editor of Shrashta magazine for 22 years[3][6] and is a former editor of Jhilka and Prakashan. He has also served Nepali Sahitya Akademi as a member, during the period from 1983 to 1987.[1]

Gurung is credited with 15 publications[5] composed of poetry, essays and literary criticisms.[6] His works include four poetry collections, Aja Pheri Auta Samajhna Ra Naya Dinharoo (1970), Tarangamathi Lahar Lagera Aeko Arko Prahara[7] (1973), Mahashathiharooko Pooja (1979) and Urlanchchan Chalharoo Samaya Ra Jwarbhataharoo Jastai (1995), a short story anthology, Seemanamathi Chadera Sunaeka Agla Hocha Kothaharoo (1994) and a collection of essays, Aphnai Pakshaharoo (1984).[1] He is a recipient of the Bhanu Puraskar from the Sikkim Sahitya Parishad.[1][3] The Government of India included him in the 2012 Republic Day honours list for the award of Padma Shri.[5][3]

Kedar Gurung lives in Geyzing, in West Sikkim.[1]


See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f Kartik Chandra Dutt (1999). Who's who of Indian Writers, 1999: A-M. Sahitya Akademi. p. 1490. ISBN 9788126008735.
  2. ^ Mohan Lal (2006). The Encyclopaedia Of Indian Literature (Volume Five (Sasay To Zorgot). Sahitya Akademi. p. 820. ISBN 9788126012213.
  3. ^ a b c d "I Sikkim". I Sikkim. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "ASGTBA". ASGTBA. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  6. ^ a b Indra Bahadur Rai (2014). "Nepali literary Criticism in Sikkim". Online Sahitya.
  7. ^ Kedar Gurung (1973). Taraṅgamāthi Lahara Lāgera Āeko arko Prahara. Paschim Sikkim Sahitya Prakashan. p. 66.
  8. ^ "Shrasta Purashkar to three Nepali litterateursShrasta Purashkar to three Nepali litterateurs". Sikkimexpress.

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