Guwahati, January 22: Samahar Natya Gosthee’s active member Manabendra Bhattacharyya breathed his last, while working at his home on January 19 at the age of 45. He got electrocuted and died instantly.
He was a fine actor and had acted in almost 50 productions of the group, both stage and street, across the state. He was associated with Samahar for almost 15 years. A senior journalist with Dainik Asom, he was usually associated with various writing works in the group. He also has a number of books to his credit.
Since the beginning of the prestigious Annual Brajanath Sharma Memorial Inter State Drama Festival in 2007, he was associated with it as an Assistant Secretary of the Organising Committee. For eight long years, he edited ‘Kohinoor’ – the souvenir of the Festival. He was also a film actor and had acted in recently released film ‘Aei Maatite‘. His another film ‘Tore More Phokotiya Love Story’ is scheduled hit the screens this year.
“Samahar is at loss of words to express its grief. We are deeply saddened by his untimely demise. It is an irreparable loss. We will miss him in every step of our journey in coming days” said a condolence message by Samahar Natya Gosthee.
An obituary meeting was held at Samahar complex on January 21. All members and well-wishers remembered him and recollected his contribution to the group. A condolence message was adopted and handed over to the family. The members also generously contributed for immediate support to the bereaved family.
During the meeting, Samahar decided to organise a ‘Manabendra Bhattacharyya Memorial Drama Evening’ at the District Library Auditorium on March 27, 2018, coinciding with the World Theatre Day. Samahar will perform a play on that day and all the collections from the function will be handed over to his family.
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