The Kalimpong-born singer performing in the national capital recently Credit: EastMojo image 

New Delhi: Globally renowned Nepali music sensation Bipul Chettri mesmerised the crowd, which included the non-Nepalis, at the seventh edition of North East Festival 2019 in New Delhi recently.

The singer-songwriter along with his band from Kalimpong rocked the evening with different genres of music starting from Deorali darah to his syndicate song (Timi jaane Siliguri mo jaane Sikkima tira), one of his most popular songs which has crossed more than 15 million views on YouTube and counting.

The music sensation, who created ripples in the independent music scene, captivated the crowd at North East Festival with his performance of Junkeri (fireflies), so much so that even the non-Nepali speaking community went with the flow.

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The second last performance by Chettri made the crowd sync with Timi jaane Siliguri mo jaane Sikkima tira’ which took everyone by storm.

The singer, who is popularly known for his Himalayan folk music infused with contemporary touch, was born in Kalimpong, Darjeeling to a musician father whose inclination towards music shaped him as a singer and a songwriter.

His career as a musician started early in 2013 with his ‘ wildfire (Dadelo)’ which was recorded and uploaded on SoundCloud and led to the foundation of his debut album Sketches of Darjeeling. The album was well received by the audience.

Thereafter, there was no looking back and he went on to win the ‘Pop-Rock Album of the Year’ for Sketches for Darjeeling, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance of the Year for his song Syndicate at the Hero Hits FM 91.2 Awards.

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