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Navneet Aditya Waiba – an Indian Nepali-language folk singer.

The daughter of the late Hira Devi Waiba, a pioneer of Nepali folk music.

Navneet Aditya Waiba

Navneet Aditya Waiba Nepaliनवनीत आदित्य वाइबा is an Indian Nepali language folk singer

Navneet Aditya Waiba was born to mother Hira Devi Waiba and father Ratan Lal Aditya, and was raised in the hill town of Kurseong in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. Both Nanveet and Satya grew up in a musical environment owing to their mother and grandfather Sri Singh Man Singh Waiba who also happened to be their mother’s musical mentor/coach.

Education and previous career

Navneet obtained her Master of English (MA) degree from North Bengal University, West Bengal, India. She worked as a senior flight purser with Cathay Pacific Airlines, Hong Kong.

Musical career

Satya Aditya Waiba her brother produces and manages the music whilst the Kutumba band from Kathmandu give music to the songs


Satya Aditya Waiba, her brother produces and manages the music whilst the Kutumba band from Kathmandu give music to the songs.

Musical journey

After the death of mother Hira Devi Waiba in 2011, Navneet and Satya teamed up and began work to revive, protect and popularise authentic traditional Nepali Folk Music thus keeping the family’s age old generational musical legacy alive. Their songs mostly reflects on women’s issues, conflicts and difficulties in the Nepali society.

The brother and sister duo re-arranged and re-recorded Hira Devi Waiba’s songs and in 2015 they handpicked Hira Devi Waiba‘s most iconic and popular songs. They named the album ‘Ama Lai Shraddhanjali – Tribute to Mother‘ and released it on 3 November 2017 at the historic venue, Patan Museum in Kathmandu, Nepal.

“I would like to inspire the younger generation to go back to the roots we belong to. I feel that the songs will bring back those memories.

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