Noted playwright Mahesh Elkunchwar inaugurating the three-day Bengali drama festival at Dr Vasantrao Deshpande Hall on Friday, whereas Tapan Chakravarty, Pradeep Ganguly, Dipankar Shome and others look on. Lokmat News Service
Nagpur, Oct 12
The thespian recreated the painful memories of 1943 Bengali famine, 1946 riots and how in the aftermath of World War II, his psyche was getting affected. All these experiences left an indelible imprint on his mind which he brought out vividly through the act. For example, when a man running for his life and collapsing with a knife thrust in his back by rioters remains etched in his memory till date.
The festival, which is being jointly organised by Bengali Education Society, Bengali Association and Pashchim Nagpur Bangiya Samiti, was inaugurated by well-known playwright Mahesh Elkunchwar.
Chairman of Lokmat Media Ltd. and Rajya Sabha member Vijay Darda, president of Lokmat Sakhi Manch Jyotsna Darda, president of Bengali Education Society and former director of NEERI Dr Tapan Chakravarty, secretary Pradeep Ganguly, president of Bengali Association Pradeep Maitra, secretary Vidyut Chakravarty, secretary of Pashchim Nagpur Bangiya Samiti Satyapriya Roy, and vice-president and executive director of MOIL Dipankar Shome among others were present on the occasion. A scene from the Bengali drama “Tritiyo onko, otoeb”. A section of audience spellbound as the versatile actors take the stage.