Bimal Nibha

Born in Nepalgunj in 1953, Bimal Nibha was brought up and educated in a small town Birgunj on Nepal India border. During his early years he became associated with Leftist politics and published his first collection, Aagonira Ubhiyeko Manis (Men near Fire).  He played an active role in 1990 Democratic movement and staged several protests including Black Ribbon Protest to restore freedom of speech and restoration of democracy in Nepal. He was briefly arrested. Since then he has published one more poetry collection and contributes a weekly column of political satire to Kantipur, Nepal’s leading vernacular daily. He lives in Kathmandu.