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Mobile theatre maestro Krishna Roy turns 80

By ANN Service

PATACHARKUCHI, June 21 - Krishna Roy, producer of Abahan Theatre in Pathsala, recently celebrated his 80th birthday, and the Pathsala Press Club arranged a programme in his honour at the Abahan Theatre campus at Jyotinagar.

Actress Prastuti Parashar attended the birthday programme and greeted Roy for his long service in the field of theatre. Barpeta Deputy Commissioner Munindra Sarma came to Roy�s residence and greeted him with a sarai and a gamosa.

Roy started his journey as the secretary in Nataraj Theatre which was run by the doyen of mobile theatre, late Achyut Lahkar. Later, Roy also served as secretary for five years in Purbajyoti Theatre.

In 1976, Roy along with late Ratan Lahkar gave birth to Kohinoor Theatre, and in 1980, he started his own Abahan Theatre. Krishna Roy was awarded with the Atul Chandra Hazarika Award and Ban Theatre Award among several recognitions.

Actress Prastuti Parashar, Pathsala Press Club president Kailash Choudhury, secretary Hiren Kalita, writer Pulu Kumar Sarma, businessman Bhupendra Nath Sarma, social worker Sampurnanda Talukdar, advocate Giridhar Choudhury, folk song artiste Basanta Patgiri, social worker Prabha Das spoke on Roy achievements.

Delighted with the programme, Roy said, �The spirit of mobile theatre is still in my blood and I will carry on working on it for the betterment of the entire society in the remaining days of my life.�

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