Laxmi Prasad Devkota

Nepali poet (1909-1959)

Laxmi Prasad Devkota was a Nepali poet, playwright, scholar, and novelist. He is given the title of Mahakavi in Nepali Literature, which means The Great Poet. He is known as the poet with the golden heart. Some of his famous works are Muna Madan, Sulochana, Kunjini, and Sakuntala.[1][2]

Laxmi Prasad Devkota
लक्ष्मीप्रसाद देवकोटा
Portrait of Devkota
Personal details
Born13 November 1909 (1966 Kartik 27 BS)
Dhobidhara, Kathmandu, Nepal
Died14 September 1959
Kathmandu, Nepal
Nationality   Nepal
Spouse(s)Mandevi Chalise
Children5 daughters and 4 sons
ParentsTilmadhav Devkota (father)
Amar Rajya Lakshmi Devi (mother)
OccupationPoet, Playwright, and novelist


  1. MICHAEL HUTT (March 7, 2018). "A voice from the past speaking to the present". Kathmandu: The Record Nepal. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  2. "The great poet Laxmi Prasad Devkota". Kathmandu: Boss Nepal. Archived from the original on 2022-01-11. Retrieved 2019-02-24.

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