Nepali Folk Singer Prem Raja Mahat

Baltimore Restaurant Manager a Popular Singer in Native Nepal

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Prem Raja Mahat playing the sarangi

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In America, Prem Raja Mahat manages an Indian restaurant in Baltimore, Md. But in his home country of Nepal, Prem Raja is one of the most popular singers. Think of him as Bob Dylan of Katmandu... or Elvis of the Himalayas. NPR's Steve Inskeep reports.

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