When Bhim Niroula released the song 'Sunday Morning Love You' on YouTube in 2013, the world laughed at him.
The song was labelled as cringe pop and Bhim Niroula became a butt of all jokes.
Memes were shared on WhatsApp and Facebook and people used to speak everything about him but anything positive!
Even I watched the video and listened to a few seconds of the song before switching it over with a burst of hearty laughter.
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However, my perception changed completely when my friend Olivia shared a video of the song with a caption- 'Watch it. It makes us feel somewhat good'.
Till I opened the link I had no idea it was Bhim Niroula and his love ballad, which he composed and sang for the love of his life.
The video link was from the audition round of season 14 of Britain's Got Talent.
And as he began singing, Simon Cowell immediately pressed the buzzer, disqualifying him.
Instead of being disheartened, Niroula kept on singing and soon the entire audience was on their feet- singing along with him.
Cowell's co-judge David Walliams, in fact, got out of his seat and danced to the tune of the song.
The video is indeed refreshing and it teaches us one important lesson- no matter what, just keep doing what you love doing.
Niroula may not be one of the prolific singers we have heard till date and his song may also have nothing "worthy" as per the set norm, however, what's noteworthy is his devotion to the work he loves doing.
The Bhim Niroula video taught me an important lesson about enjoying my work, ignoring those who try to bring us down.
It is not important if Niroula proceeds to the next round or win or loses the show, but the conviction that he showed is praiseworthy and commendable.
Such was the impact of his performance that the global media took notice of him and wrote about it.
Even though he has been a YouTube 'star' for some years now, Bhim Niroula has remained mostly oblivious prior to the performance.
I, however, will always remember Bhim Niroula as someone who taught me the meaning of self-love, dedication, devotion and someone with immense composure.
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Partha Prawal (Goswami) is a Guwahati-based journalist who loves to write about entertainment, sports, and social and civic issues among others. He is also a published author.