There are indications that the period of satire in Nepali literature is over. The onset of responsible emotions about having the connection, within the first place, overwhelm no matter vitality should still be left with the accomplice. There was a time when promising skills like Bhairav Aryal, Vasudev Luintel, Keshavraj Pindali, Shyam Gotham, Ram Kumar Pandey flourished in Nepali literature.
The annual Gajatra competition additionally performed an enormous position within the comedy style. In Gazatra, nearly each weekly and each day journal additionally printed Gazatra concern. They had few comics of literary significance, however literary magazines printed comedian points, particular points, and so forth., which contained critical satire. For that, editors used to e book comics for months.
At that point he was a well known editor after comedians like Shyam Gotham.
I used to be studying the works of Shyam Gotham. I had additionally learn his work ‘Me’, a set of his satirical essays. But I did not actually meet him. But there was a purpose I met him.
My first e book assortment of brief tales ‘Suteko Samudra’ was printed by Saaj Prakashan in 2046 BC. I used to be very excited and centered on studying and writing. I labored very laborious to jot down the second novel and gave it to Common Publishing and it was accepted for publication by Common Publishing. It was a ‘dig’. When I realized that this novel had begun to enter print, I went to contact Common Publications.
Shankar Koirala was within the proof studying department of United Publications. Valram was a labourer. Maybe there have been extra. But he didn’t accomplish that and Shyam Gautam went to see the proof of my novel. Shankar Koirala mentioned to me, ‘Shyam Gotham sees the proof of your e book. Nice to fulfill you. ‘
I used to be shocked to fulfill Shyam Gotham on this relationship and began in search of his residence in Pako Pokhladyang. I knew him. People appeared a bit of frightened. Maybe this is among the the explanation why they’re performing so poorly. He spoke actually.
Whether it was essential or not, I took on the duty of distributing copies of the proofs seen by Shyam Gotham and bringing the revised pages to the ultimate proofs at Shyam Gotham’s residence. In this meso, Padma Bhauju, spouse of Shyam Gotham, provided me a cup of tea. Also, my elder brother Anuj developed intimate relationship with Shyam Gotham, which by no means acquired eclipsed all through his life.
In the method, what I understood was that he was actual. One factor in thoughts, one factor in mouth. Seeing the identical proof, Balram Shramjeevi of Proof Reading Branch mentioned that he didn’t suggest for remuneration on time.
Shyam Gotham was born on 10 September 1996 in Pako Pokhaldyang, Kathmandu because the eldest son of Radhadevi Gautam and Jwala Prasad Gautam. Although his identify was Shyam Prasad Gautam, he grew to become well-known within the literary world as Shyam Gotam. He was educated at Shree 3 Jude High School in Birgunj, College at Thakur Ram Campus in Birgunj and Patna University.
His first printed work was ‘I additionally realized to drink’. This work was printed in Gorkhapatra on 26 January 2025.
His first e book was ‘Me’, which was printed by Kauva Publications in 2026 BC. was printed in. It included 16 of his comedies.
He labored within the National Bank. He additionally acquired concerned within the enterprise. It was a restaurant enterprise. Business was going effectively on the river financial institution earlier than reaching Malekhu. That type of enterprise didn’t flourish and he was one of many first to start out a enterprise on the river financial institution. Writers who satirized distortions and inconsistencies grew to become retailers. But the coverage was not authorized and because the enterprise picked up tempo, the restaurant advanced was flooded. The flood not solely washed away the restaurant, but additionally all of the essential paperwork, books and different issues of Shyam Gautam. In a method, Shyam Gotham’s dream got here true. It was a really unhappy and painful scenario.
But he did not get distracted. There was no deviation in his nature. Destiny silently endured the ache.
After that tragic incident, he was shifted to Pokhara for work. I, Duvasu Chhetri and Radheshyam had reached Gorkha for Lekali Bhanu Jayanti, then Mankamana and Chundi Ramgha for Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara we went to the business financial institution between Mahendra Bridge and Teraspatti to fulfill him. Friends weren’t straight acquainted with him. I had acquaintance and my associates have been prepared to fulfill. Then I went to his workplace with my associates. After greetings and introductions from associates, he started to talk in a sarcastic and sarcastic method that was his nature. Friends’ faces turned black and blue. I additionally understood that my associates have been shocked that I used to be comfy.
Shyam Gautam requested for tea. I used to be having hassle making tea with my associates. As we talked, my associates slowly grew to become extra comfy. He invited her for dinner. But his associates have been afraid of his beginnings. On prime of that we reached Pokhara strolling in a noble wandering temper, we politely requested for his meals and in some unspecified time in the future we left.
While getting back from assembly him, my associates blew me away. He had an opinion on what sort of leftovers they have been. But what appeared like measles at first, however all of us agreed that we had a transparent thoughts due to the hospitality. The subsequent morning, earlier than boarding the bus, he got here and took tea and a bag of fruits for Bata.
He was probably not a hypocrite (Hippocrates). He himself used to say, ‘If somebody invitations me to eat, I’ll eat laborious and I’ll say my response clearly- ‘all the things else is okay however the salt in lentils may be very sturdy. Somebody ought to eat such pulses.
On the one hand, I do know that it’s a harsh behavior to overeat and in charge others.’
No matter how true this can be, nobody dares to say it on a regular basis. But he may simply say it. So his recognition graph was down amongst those that knew him personally. But solely Khasa’s common comedians have been amongst these acquainted with his writings.
He was an worker however a person towards bribery and bribery. Legend has it that his personal father was infiltrated after which transferred to the then Prime Minister Tanka Prasad Acharya. From this rather a lot could be ascertained about his nature, character and writing.
Her life, writing and habits appeared to be one-sided, although she appeared inconsistent, impractical, multidimensional in our social construction. But he was conscious of all of it and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed. He by no means compromised on writing due to the weaknesses of his life, poverty or household or social ties. Such skills are uncommon not solely in Nepali literature, however maybe on the earth.
In his post-retirement life, he centered on writing. It was additionally his further supply of revenue. In the final interval after retirement, he wrote in Kantipur, Gorkhapatra, Janmanch, Himalaya Times, Sagarmatha, Nepalipatra, Vishwamitra and different each day, weekly and fortnightly newspapers and information magazines. These have been the magazines that paid the creator essentially the most.
Shyam Gotham had good data of Maithili language. So he translated Sudhakar Chaudhary’s Maithili story assortment ‘Ghajal’ into Nepali aside from comedy and satire. But he didn’t pay a lot consideration to the interpretation tax and the character of this translator remained hidden.
He acquired the ‘Bhairava Comedy Award’ in 2049 BC. It was the one important award acquired in his lifetime.
Shyam Gotham’s well being was not so good, regardless that he was not ailing. That 2051 BC I used to be affected by diabetes. He had an issue with sugar in his urine and stopped urinating now and again. But within the 12 months 2052 BC. He was affected by coronary heart illness. But after the remedy, his well being improved.
However, on the evening of 18 April 2055, he developed the issue of frequent urination. After tormenting all evening, he alongside along with his spouse left for Sundara from Pako within the morning. After that he went to Jwalakhel by taxi and after remedy he began urinating however all of a sudden he panicked. He was taken to Veer Hospital in Jwalakhel for additional remedy. But by the point he reached the hospital, he was off the sphere. Thus, he handed away on the morning of the nineteenth.
On his method from Patan to Veer Hospital, he as soon as opened his eyes and mentioned ‘Hey Ram’. He was not a believer in faith however within the identify of the gods. The nice poet Devkota additionally mentioned within the final second of his life, ‘After all, Lord Krishna is one’. Shyam additionally referred to as ‘Ram’ on this method.
(Meapai, Kauva Publications 2026, Jadau Ratna Book Store, 2027, Kayan Vacha, Saja Prakashan, 2033, Shyam Gotmeka Comedy, Nerapra, 2046)