Yama Buddha - Biography

Anil Adhikari अनिल अधिकारी; was born in 30 May 1987 was a Nepali rapper better known by his stage name Yama Buddha. He was one of the most prominent rappers in Nepal. His songs Sathi, Aama, Yo Prasanga, Antya Ko Suruwat etc. are popular hits. He was the creator and the presenter of the Popular Rap Battle show Raw Barz.

Personal life

Yama Buddha, son of a Nepali politician Ambika Prasad Adhikari, was born in Salakpur, Morang. He lived in Salakpur, Morang for some years and moved to Kathmandu with his parents.He went back to stay with his grandparents in Salakpur for about 2 years and studied grade 4 and 5 at Pathibhara Boarding school in Itahari. He went back to Kathmandu to study in Grade 6 at The Excelsior School Kamalpokhari. He completed his SLC from The Excelsior School and his +2 from Edmark Academy.

Yama Buddha resided in North London, United Kingdom, with his wife. He was found dead in his bathroom on 14 January 2017.


Yama Buddha was by far the most popular rapper in Nepal, especially among youth. Unlike other Nepalese raps, his songs are based on eclectic affairs. 'Saathi', 'Footpath Mero Ghar' and 'Yo Prasanga' depicts the real problems faced by Nepalese society such as poverty, drug addiction, sex trafficking and homelessness. Songs on relationships are 'Ama (Mother)', 'Didi (Sister)', 'Pagalpan(Madness)'. Similarly, famous songs on other various narratives by Yama Buddha include 'Jutta ma', 'Audai chu ma' (for the movie Talak Jung Tulke), Aawaran (co Priyanka Karki). He also collaborated with international artists Iraj, Chingy and Neha Kakkar in 'Nachana'. He frequently performed live abroad (among Nepali diaspora) in countries such as India, Australia, UK etc.


Yama Buddha died on 14 January 2017. The singer was found dead in his bathroom at around 6 AM. It was reported that the singer committed suicide in his residence in North London, cause of his death is mysterious.

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