Manipur:At 83 Padma Shri Wareppa Naba passed away

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Manipur:At 83 Padma Shri Wareppa Naba passed away

Imphal: Renowned theater personality and Padma Shri Wareppa Naba from Manipur breathed his last at Raj Medicity in Imphal on Sunday. He was 83 years old.

A prominent Sankirtana performing artist, playwright and director, Naba was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri in 2017 for his contribution to the world of theater in Manipur.
A founding member of Kalakshetra Manipur, Naba was also awarded the ‘National Vayoshreshtha Saman’ in 2018 for his contribution to the field of creative arts.

Expressing grief, Chief Minister N Baran Singh said, “Saddened to learn of the demise of Padma Shri Wareppa Naba, a popular theater personality. I offer my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, and pray for the soul of the deceased to rest in the heavenly abode of Almighty God.”
“We appreciate him and express our gratitude for all the spiritual guidance he provided us. We, the members of Kalakshetra Manipur, pray for him and his family. Rest in peace Oja,” added Singh.
Expressing his condolences to the bereaved family, Manipur Governor Law Ganesan said, “Saddened to hear of the demise of multifaceted theater personality Padma Shri Wareppa Naba. Her immense contribution to the field of performing arts, reviving cultural heritage A gift to the generation. Condolences to the family and may their souls rest in peace.”

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