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The name Jeevan Sharma uses Nepali naming customs. The word jeevan means life and Sharma means shelter. He is Nepali singer, songwriter, musician, opera writer and drama writer.
Jeevan sharma started singing from the western mountains of Baglung district in Nepal. He used to sing the songs of poor who are consistently exploited by upper class. During those days he was an underground activist. Learnt to play a number of musical instruments and developed some reputation in music at a local level he did well in to develop a sense of class conscious in the grass route level . He spent countless hours in social activities.
As jeevan sharma left the village and came to Kathmandu he got many chances to join the cultural programs. Jeevan sharma joined Engineering College at Pulchowk but he realized that it would be better for spending more time in studying books on social science and philosophy and in practicing music. As a result, after successfully completing one and half year of the college course in Electrical Engineering, he switched to social studies and singing songs full time. He studied philosophy and sociology in colleges and University and completed Masters Degree from Tribhuban University, Nepal.
During his career as a student, he was an ardent student activist. He developed many songs that adhered to issues of social justice and social change. Gradually the entire activist community in Nepal started looking forward to his contributions to society through music. As a result, he abandoned an offer of admission and scholarship in a PhD program in sociology and devoted a full time career in music. Since there was no music school in Nepal which could offer him higher studies, could not advance his career in Nepal.
Over years, he has devoted his life for social transformation and his contributions primarily came through art. During this course, he has published more than 400 songs and continued making his living through music with a pseudo name of Jeevan Sharma. He writes lyrics, gives music and uses his own vocal in most of these songs. However, his songs are among the most popular ones in Nepal and contributions of his music made in raising the social awareness in Nepal over the last three decades. Similarly, he has traveled every corner of Nepal, every major cities of India and several cities of overseas during his journey to carry the people’s music to people. The most profound gain he has made in this process is the depth of understanding and intensity of connection made with people of various ethnicities, nationalities, religions and cultures in this region.
The entire life of jeevan sharma has been devoted for raising the consciousness among marginalized people. He founded raktim cultural movement in 2043 B.S. He established it among the Nepalese people as well as throughout the world. Now Jeevan Sharma is continuing his carrier on his path of singing people’s songs.
source : www.raktim.org