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).