Arun Thapa was born in Calcutta, India in Jan 1952. Though he was born in India, he studied and grew up in Kathmandu, Nepal. Completing SLC, he then studied at Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara for an Intermediate in Arts degree but soon dropped out to pursue a career in music.
He first started singing at his college where he fell in love with a girl. Most of his songs were in memory of their relationship. He recorded many songs but his career started from super hit song ‘Jati Maya Laye Pani’ where he received public affection. He first sang his song in Radio Nepal in 1971. He had launched two music albums: ‘Arun’ and ‘The Best of Arun’. Both of the albums were very popular among the Nepalese music listeners. Thapa had continued his singing career for 30 years.
Here’s a cover video of beautiful evergreen song of legendary Arun Thapa – ‘Ritu Haruma Timi’ by Aaryan Sonar, a student of Surshala Music Academy. Watch the video!