Noted playwright, actor, and father of Assam’s mobile theatre movement, Achyut Lahkar, passed away at the age of 85 in his hometown Pathsala on Sunday morning.
Born in 1931, Lahkar is known for the founded Nataraj Theatre, the first mobile theatre company of Assam in 1963. His works include plays like Ajeyo Vietnam, Doctor Babu, Shankardev, Ami Henu Manuh Nohoi, Black Money etc. In 1997, he was conferred Kamal Kumari National Award for his outstanding contribution to Assamese culture.
Lahhkar’s demise will be a great lose to mobile theatre community as well as to Assam.