Kolkata, May 14 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Dramatist Badal Sircar, the proponent of third theatre in India who took his medium out of the proscenium, died at his north Kolkata residence here on Friday. He was 86.
[ReviewAZON asin=”0198065493″ display=”inlinepost”]Known for his anti-establishment plays during the Naxalite movement in the early 1970s, Sircar was famous for his plays like Ebong Indrajit, themed on monotony and futility of the contemporary existence.
He set up the theatre company Shatabdi in 1976 and wrote over fifty plays.
He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1972, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1968 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship- Ratna Sadsya, the highest honour in the performing arts by Govt. of India, in 1997.