Maha kabi Laxmi Prasad Devkota
Birthplace: Delhi Bazar (Dhobidhara) Kathmandu
Date of Birth: 1966 B.S. Kartik-27 (12. November 1909)
Date of death: 2016 B.S. Bhadra 29 (14. September 1959)
Parents: Pandit Til Madhav (Father) and Amar Rajyalaxmi Devkota (Mother)
The third child of their parents.
He was born on Laxmi puja day so his name became Laxmi Prasad Devkota. But his baby shower name is Tirth Madhav Devkota.
He was born into a Poor family. So he wants to learn English and work as an English teacher to earn money. His Father was pandit and used to write poems (Kabita). Laxmi Prasad Devkota’s inspiration was his father. At that time Nepal was ruled by Ranas. So it was tough for him to study because Ranas does not want the public to learn. They think that if people get educated, they will go against Ranas. After a lot of struggle, his family admitted him to the only school in Kathmandu Valley known as Durbar High School.
In 1982 B.S. Laxmi Prasad Devkota joins Trichandra College to graduate with a science. In 1985 B.S. he has gone to Patna, India to Study English. But he was not selected to study English then he joins Law. After that, for a few years, he becomes a teacher at TriChandra College. And he also becomes the Education minister of Nepal. During this phase, Nepal First University was also Established known as Tribhuban Bishwo Vidyalaya.
From the Age of 10, he started poems and in a short time, he has written different Poems, Novels, Songs, dramas, etc.
In 1991 B.S. he published Muna Madan which is evergreen creation.
He died due to intestine Cancer. After knowing he was going to die soon, he started writing more creations on his deathbed.