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Lalit Mohan Thapliyal: The Great Indian Playwright famous for Humor and Twist in Dramas

Lalit Mohan Thapliyal: The Great Indian Playwright famous for Humor and Twist in Dramas

(Tribute to World’s Great Playwright Lalit M Thapliyal on the occasion of World Theatre Day)
Notes on World’s Great Playwrights, Great Asian Playwrights; South Asian Great Playwrights; Great Indian Playwrights, Great North Indian Playwrights; Great Himalayan Playwrights, Great Mid Himalayan Playwrights; Great Uttarakhandi Playwrights, Great Garhwali Playwrights

Bhishma Kukreti

Lalit Mohan Thapliyal (1920-2005) is one of the great playwrights of modern dram world. Madan Duklan an editor, a Garhwali dramatist and famous Garhwali film personality states that Lalit Mohan Thapliyal is great playwrights among modern dramatists as Alexander Dumas, August Wilson, Arthur Miller, Anton Chekhov, Bartolt Brecht, Dante, Euripides, Edward Albee, Eugene O’Neil, George Bernard Shaw, Graham Greene, Horton Foote, , Henrik Ibsen, Samuel Becket, Lorraine Hansberry, Neil Simon, Oscar wild, Shankar Shes Sophocles, Thornton Wilde, Tennessee Williams, William Shakespeare etc for developing dramas in their respective languages. Puran Pant ‘Pathik’ a famous Garhwali poet remarks that great playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal is Kalidas of Garhwali in terms of popularizing Drama in his own time though, both are of different genes.
The great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal was born in 1920 in the village Shrikot, Khatsyun, Pauri Garhwal of Uttarakhand. After getting M.A (English) degree from Allahabad University, the great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal joined journalism as career. The great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal joined ‘Pioneer’ newspaper as junior journalist. After some time the great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal joined ‘Leader’ newspaper in Allahabad as deputy editor. After Second World War, when National Herald was restarted, the great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal joined the editorial board of National Herald. In 1953, the great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal joined ‘Hindustan Times, Delhi as senior deputy Editor. The great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal joined World Health Organization, South Asian region as information officer in 1955. The great Playwright Thapliyal joined WHO at UNO, New York in 1964. In 1972, World Health Organization ho transferred the great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal to Geneva from New York. The great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal retired from W.H.O. in 1980 settled in Ghaziabad in 1982. The great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal expired in 2005.
The great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal was born theatre man. The great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal had been participating in theatre work from his student life. The great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal was always connected with theatre in New Delhi, New York and Geneva. The great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal presented many dramas in New York and Geneva. The great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal founded ‘Hindi Naty Mandali’ in Geneva and produced and staged three complete plays and many one act plays in Geneva. In Ghaziabad, the great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal was busy in writing and staging plays till his death.

Hindi plays written by great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal
The great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal wrote following Hindi plays-
Complete Hindi plays -
Kala Raja, Kalpana ke Khel,Vidroh ke Prateek, Do Yatri, Brahman ki Beti based on story by Sharat Chandra, Alag Alag raso, Chimte Vale baba
One Act plays in Hindi -
Hamsafar, Imthan ki Taiyari, Jis din chor aya, Anchheriyon ka Talab, Subah Hoti Hai –Sham Hoti hai, Chhuti ka din, Cinderella, Kaka babu, Dhakad Party, Lado rani and Jhamela.
Garhwali plays written by the great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal
The great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal is famous for accelerating the theatre in Garhwali language. The great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal is one of the pioneer dramatists of Garhwali whose dramas still attract the crowd for Garhwali theatre. The great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal is the Garhwali dramatist whose dramas were staged the most in Garhwali theatre circle.
The great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal is famous more for ‘Kahdu lapata ‘ a Garhwali drama .’Anchheriyon ka Tal ’,‘ Gharjavain ’,‘ Chimte wale baba and ‘Ekikaran’ are other Garhwali dramas written by the great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal. The specialty of Garhwali dramas written by the great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal is that all have a great humor and twist to attract audience. All the Garhwali dramas written by the great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal are timeless. Raman Kukreti a prominent Garhwali theatre of Mumbai states that all the plays of the great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal are evergreen and time does not bind their attraction as the drama subject are having timeless emotions and dialogues are from real world.
The great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal founded Jagar and Sadhna Natya Kendra organizations for promoting Garhwali Theater.
Till dramas will be played or will be read in this earth people will remember the great Playwright Lalit Mohan Thapliyal for his contribution in developing Garhwali theatre.

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