Nati Kaji Shrestha(1925-2003), a singer and composer is one of the most important figure in Nepali music industry. He is known as the “Sangeet Siromani” of Nepal. Nati Kaji commenced his musical venture at age 7 when he started playing the harmonium at the Gujeshwori Bhajan Mandali. His professional music career initiated when he joined Radio Nepal in 1950.
He sung famous songs like: Nepali Hami, Euta Tara, Maile Ama Bhaneko, etc.
His awards include Gorkha Dakshin Bahu Pratham, Indra Rajya Laxmi Pragya Puraskar, Chinnalata Geet Puraskar and Bhupal Sangeet Puraskaramong.
Here’s is one of the masterpiece – “Nepali Hami” a poem written by Madhav Prasad Ghimire and sung and composed by Nati Kaji.