GUWAHATI, Oct 23 - The Leo Expo Artistes Award for 2016 will be jointly conferred on Kohinoor Theatre�s Ratan Lahkar and Abahan Theatre�s Krishna Roy for their contribution in spreading Assamese art and culture beyond the peripheries of Assam.
The awards will be handed over on November 6 during the 16th edition of the International Leo Expo at the Maniram Dewan Trade Centre, said a statement.
It said that apart from adding new dimensions to the Assamese mobile theatre movement, both Lahkar and Roy have been responsible for the production of �several heart-warming and socially intriguing plays over the past few decades.�
The Leo Expo Journalist Sanman for 2016 will be conferred on senior journalist Samudra Gupta Kashyap, Assistant Editor of The Indian Express.
�Kashyap, over the past three decades, has worked in different organisations in various capacities� The ace journalist is also credited to have written quite some books, and he is also linked to different organisations. In the past, Kashyap has also had a successful stint with the small screen,� said the statement.
The awardees will receive Rs 1 lakh each, along with a citation, a certificate of appreciation and a cheleng sador.
This year�s edition of the expo will begin on October 28.