Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Eminent freedom fighter, Gandhian and theatre personality of Odisha, Kashinath Sahoo passed away at his residence in Pipili following a brief illness, family sources said.

Sahoo's health condition deteriorated and he breathed his last on Tuesday. He was 108 and is survived by two sons.

A theatre exponent, dramatist and playwright, Sahoo was among the founders of the Annapurna Theatre Group and had staged more than 100 plays.

The centenarian had been honoured with many awards and felicitated for his performances. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, he had written plays highlighting the freedom struggle.

Regarded as a true Gandhian, he had written many short plays during the freedom struggle and also participated in Mahatma Gandhi's 'Harijan Padayatra' in 1934.

As per historian Anil Dhir, he was part of the group which walked with the Mahatma from Dandamukundpur to Pipili.

Founder of the first cinema hall of Pipili, which is still running, Sahoo also founded the Pipili Sanskrutika Parishad and many other cultural organisations.

He was among the founders of the Pipili Mahavidyalaya and Jawahar Vidyapeeth.


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