By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, June 12: The death of Achyut Lahkar, the doyen of mobile theatre in the State, at his Pathsala residence this morning has put an end to an era in the State’s one of the most influential altertive media – mobile theatre. Mobile theatre is such an altertive medium in which Assam has been occupying a height which is envious for its counterparts elsewhere in the country. The contribution of Lahkar in this field is immense.
Meanwhile, condolences from various parties, organizations and their leaders continue to pour in. State BJP in-charge president Santanu Bharali condoled the death of Lahkar. Besides praying for rest of the eterl soul in peace, Bharali said: “The demise of the doyen of mobile theatre of the State is a great loss”.
AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal and party’s Barpeta MP Siraj Uddin Ajmal said: “The death of the founder of mobile theatre movement in the State is an irreparable damage for the people of Assam. Despite being born in a remote place like Pathsala, his contribution through tireless efforts for the development of mobile theatre will keep him immortal.” Both the Ajmals prayed for his eterl peace. They also expressed their sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Axam Xattra Mahaxabha (AXM) also condoled the death of Lahkar. AXM general secretary Kusum Mahanta said that the demise of Lahkar is a great loss for the State.
The jourlists’ Association of Assam (JAA) and the tiol Union of Jourlists (India) have also condoled the death of Lahkar. JAA president and senior jourlist Dhirendra th Chakravarty and NUJ(I) tiol secretary Bhupen Goswami said in a condolence message that in the past few years the contribution of Lahkar into mobile theatre in the State was unprecedented. In fact, he led a cultural movement in Assam, they said, and added that in his death the State has lost a great persolity.
The Jourlists’ Federation of Assam (JAFA) and Dispur Press Club (DPC) also condoled the death of Lahkar. JAFA president Chandra Saikia and secretary Kunja Mohan Roy and DPC president Baikuntha Goswami expressed their shock at the death of Lahkar. They said that the death of Lahkar is a heavy loss for the State’s culture. They expressed their sympathy to the bereaved family members of Lahkar.