Noted Assamese theatre personality Sukracharya Rabha, famed for his open air theatre festival, died of cardiac arrest at his village home in Goalpara district last night, family sources said.
He was 41.
Rabha founded his theatre group 'Badungduppa', a rural based theatre centre at his village Rampur, in 1998 and had directed several plays in Rabha, Bodo and Nepali languages.
He used to organise the annual open air theatre festival -- 'Under the Sal Theatre' -- which brought theatre lovers from across the country and abroad to remote village in Goalpara district.
His prominent plays are 'Tikhar, 'Chankoy', 'Rupalim', 'Lovita, 'Poidom', 'Madaiah Muchi', 'Dangai' and 'Damukuchi'.
He is survived by wife and two children.
Trained under theatre personalities H Kanhailal and H Sabitri at Kalakshetra in Imphal for two years, Rabha had conducted several workshops including 'The Ritual in Theatre' project, jointly with Dayna Martinez Moraless in collaboration with the Theatre Embassy, Netherlands.
He was also the recipient of the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for theatre direction in 2009.
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