Veteran theatre personality Achyut Lahkar died


The famous personality of Veteran theatre Achyut Lahkar died at the age of 85 at his residence in Barpeta district. He was well known personality in the theatre family.

Assam government had declared a state mourning yesterday.

Chief Minister of Assam Sonowal described Lahkar's passing away as an “irreparable loss” to 'Bhramyaman' (travelling) theatre. His outstanding contributions will be remembered by posterity," he added. 
Achyut Lahkar was known as Father of Assamese Mobile Theatre, Gogoi tweeted.

He was a producer, writer, director and actor of his theatre company, Lahkar toured across Assam and many other states to perform plays for nearly four decades. He also published and edited a magazine 'Deepawali' and was conferred the Kamal Kumari National Award in 1997.