Renowned Manipuri theatre legend Heisnam Kanhailal passes away

Renowned Manipuri theatre legend Heisnam Kanhailal passed away. He was 75.

He was actively been involved in threatre for the last 40 years in different roles of a playwright, director and also an actor.

About Heisnam Kanhailal

  • Born on 17 January 1941 in Keisamthong Thangjam Lairak, Imphal.
  • He was the founder-director of Kalakshetra, the theatre laboratory in Manipur. He had employed a very indigenous outlook of Manipuri culture in his theatre production.
  • His famous political play Pebet, styled to the tune of oral Manipuri folklores, was considered as a revolutionary production.
  • Awards and Honours: Manipur state Award for Theatre, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1985), Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow (2011), META Life Time Achievement Award (2015) and Padma Shri (2004) and Padma Bhushan (2016).

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  • john
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    we lost a milky way of manipur, RIP……