The Cultural Workers And Activists Forum, Manipur (CWAF) and the Manipur Writers Forum on Sunday condoled the death of Padma Shri Wareppa Naba.
President of CWAF, the apex body of the cultural organisations of the state, Budha Chingtham recalled the great contribution made by Naba towards Manipuri folk theatre in the last 50 years at a condolence meeting held at Haobam Marak Irom Leikai.
The condolence meeting also observed a one-minute silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul and shared the sorrow of the bereaved family.
It may be mentioned that Naba, till his last day, served as director of Theatre Mirror and president of the Theatre Centre Manipur, an apex body of Theatre.
In recognition of his contribution in the field of Manipuri folk theatre, he was honored with State Kala Academy award and Padma award.
The Writers’ Forum, Imphal also extended condolences. In a message, forum president Keisham Priyokumar stated that the members of the forum observed a two-minute silence tribute to the departed soul at its office at Nagapamal Lambam Leikai. The forum shared the sorrows of the bereaved family, it added.