Sarubhakta is the pen name of Bhakta Raj Shrestha, a celebrated Nepalese playwright, novelist, songwriter and poet and winner of Madan Puraskar. He was born in Bag Bazaar, Pokhara, in 1956 AD. Many consider his novel Paagal Basti, to be a classic in Nepalese literature.
Pagal Basti | पागल बस्ती
Pagal Basti (Nepali: पागल बस्ती, lit. ‘Lunatics’ Settlement’) is a 1991 Nepalese novel written by Saru Bhakta. It was published in 1991 by Sajha Prakashan. It won Nepal’s foremost literary award, Madan Puraskar.