It is difficult to come across persons as multifaceted as Basant Chaudhary in the realms of literature and arts. With over a dozen books of acclaimed Nepali and Hindi poetry, Mr Chaudhary has the distinction of his lyrics having been sung by leading Bollywood singers. He has travelled to 18 countries across the globe to promote Nepali literature under the banner “Vishwa Kavya Yatra” among the country’s diaspora. He has been honouring senior litterateurs and researchers as well as budding talent in regular events organised by a foundation in his parents name. An industrialist that he is, Mr Basant Chaudhary is also a noted columnist on business and management issues.