Nihal Nelson, a singer, songwriter, and composer from Sri Lanka, passed suddenly today as a result of an unexpected illness.
Nihal Nelson was 76 years old when he passed away, according to Janaka Wickramasinghe, president of the Sri Lanka Singers’ Association.
Nihal Nelson will be kept at his home in Moratuwa for viewing, he added, and information on the funeral arrangements would be released soon.
Nelson holds the record for the most albums recorded by a Sri Lankan artist with 113 albums. Nelson is one of the most well-known singers in Sri Lanka and is regarded as the “undefeated on the concert stage.”
With Gune Ayyage Kamare, he was one of the first vocalists from Sri Lanka to release a tape in 1978. The format was first made available in Sri Lanka through Wijaya Ramanayake’s Tharanga label. Nelson was one of the first people to release a CD.