Great loss to theatre

His art was full of activism, blending theatre with folk art and poetry in his works which his famous plays like “Agra Bazar", "Charandas Chor" and "Jis Lahore Nai Dekhya”, "Ponga Pandit", "Kab Tak Pukaroon" prove.

He was an eminent playwright of the Indian stage who left an indelible mark on the minds of the viewers. He was a towering personality and inspired many artists by picking raw talent from the marginalised and honed them to the artists of international calibre thus bringing pride not only nationally but also internationally.

He enriched the world of art and theatre with the various folk styles, specially the Naacha style of Chhattisgarh, cultivating an entire generation of theatre artistes. The plays he produced and directed give ample evidence of his conviction that a play addresses itself to the society and it is the duty of the play wright directors to make meaningful plays that will have a social message. Although the theatre legend has gone, his works, his style, the legacy is for keeps--unmatched, inspirational.

Dilbag Rai. Kendriya Vihar,

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