Laxmi Prasad Devkota

1909 - 1959

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Laxmi Prasad Devkota (Nepali: लक्ष्मीप्रसाद देवकोटा) (1909-1959) was a Nepali poet, playwright, and novelist. Honored with the title of Mahakabi in Nepali literature, he was known as a poet with a golden heart. He is considered to be the greatest and most famous literary figure in Nepal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Laxmi Prasad Devkota has received more than 480,834 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Laxmi Prasad Devkota is the 4,163rd most popular writer (down from 3,733rd in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Nepal (down from 20th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Nepalese Writer.

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Among writers, Laxmi Prasad Devkota ranks 4,163 out of 5,794Before him are Ibn Warraq, Osman Nuri Topbaş, John Boyne, Herman Heijermans, Octavia E. Butler, and Yuri Vizbor. After him are Erlend Loe, Paul Theroux, Gyula Illyés, Christian Matras, Marietta Shaginyan, and Oskar Pastior.

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Among people born in 1909, Laxmi Prasad Devkota ranks 224Before him are Michael Rennie, James Agee, Sven Jonasson, Luiz Luz, Alex Raymond, and Reinhold Münzenberg. After him are Ștefan Dobay, Jean Batten, Tatiana Proskouriakoff, Frank Wykoff, Carlo Agostoni, and Saunders Mac Lane. Among people deceased in 1959, Laxmi Prasad Devkota ranks 128Before him are Kathryn Adams, Jean Grémillon, Blind Willie McTell, Jacob Epstein, Edith Clarke, and Preston Sturges. After him are Pierre Frieden, Antonio Campolo, Balthasar van der Pol, Stepan Erzia, Seán Lester, and Vitaly Bianki.

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In Nepal

Among people born in Nepal, Laxmi Prasad Devkota ranks 23 out of 47Before him are Mahendra of Nepal (1920), Bhanubhakta Acharya (1814), Tribhuvan of Nepal (1906), Araniko (1244), Jung Bahadur Rana (1817), and Sushil Koirala (1939). After him are Bhimsen Thapa (1775), Pushpa Kamal Dahal (1954), Dipendra of Nepal (1971), KP Sharma Oli (1952), Apa Sherpa (1960), and Ang Rita (1948).

Among WRITERS In Nepal

Among writers born in Nepal, Laxmi Prasad Devkota ranks 3Before him are Suman Pokhrel (1967) and Bhanubhakta Acharya (1814).