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Rajkhowa mourns demise of ‘father of Assamese theatre’

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Itagar, Jun 13: Aruchal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa has mourned the demise of Achyut Lahkar, the pioneer of the Assamese theatre movement.

Deeply saddened by the passing away of the ‘Father of Assamese Mobile Theatre’ after prolonged illness, the governor in his condolence message said that Late Lahkar was the pioneering dramatist, veteran actor director and producer who staged numerous memorable plays in mobile theatre. He founded the taraj Theatre, the first mobile theatre or Bhramyoman Mancha in Assam way back in 1963.

Rajkhowa recalling the contributions of Late Lahkar said that the Doyen of Assamese Mobile Theatre movement and the winner of the Kamal Kumari tiol award in 1997, Late Lahkar will always remain in the hearts of the people and his legacy will live on through his noted works and plays such as Are, Ajoya Vietm, Usha, Black Money, Doctor Babu, Ami Henu Manuh Nohoi etc.

“Many other mobile theatre enterprises which have not only earned me and fame through the staging of numerous dramas, plays etc. which apart from providing entertainment to the people in the areas unreached by cinema halls, theatre halls etc. have also been providing opportunities to young talents from all over Assam to showcase their skills and provide productive employment to thousands,” the governor said.  While conveying his sincere condolences and profound sympathies to the members of the bereaved family and praying to the Almighty to give them enough mental strength and courage to bear the irreparable loss, the governor said that the Assamese theatre will, without a doubt, miss his commanding and endearing presence as the towering theatre persolity.

“I join those millions of admirers and people of Assam and North Eastern Region, in offering our respectful homage and prayers for the eterl peace of the departed soul,” the Rajkhowa said in his message.