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Achyut Lahkar (Assamese: অচ্যুত লহকৰ; 9 July 1931[1] – 12 June 2016)[2] was the father of the Bhryamyman or Mobile theatre and gave birth to mobile theatre in Assam in the 1960s.[3] He founded the popular Natraj Theatre at Pathsala in 1963 which performed across Assam and in other states for nearly 40 years.[4] He was a pioneering dramatist, actor, director and producer and staged numerous memorable plays on the mobile theatre stage. He also published and edited an illustrated magazine called Deepawali for some time. He was awarded the Kamal Kumari National Award in 1997.[5]

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  1. ^ Achut Lahkar turned 85
  2. ^ Thespian Achyut Lahkar, doyen of Assam’s mobile theatre, passes away
  3. ^ Gem of a mission. "Assam Tribune online". Assamtribune.com. Archived from the original on 24 July 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  4. ^ Last Updated: 22 Apr 18:10 PM IST. "Theatre with a cause". Thestatesman.net. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Syam Sharma selected for Kamal Kumari Award : 21st apr09 ~ E-Pao! Headlines". E-pao.net. Retrieved 22 April 2013.