Devi Lal Samar

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Devi Lal Samar
The statue of Devi Lal Samar at the entrance of Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal (Indian Public Society for Arts) in Udaipur City, Rajasthan State, India.jpg
Nationality Indian

Devilal Samar (born 1912) was the founder-director of a folk-theatre museum called the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal in Udaipur in Rajasthan in India.He was awarded Padma Shri for his outstanding work. He wrote several books in Hindi about Rajasthani theatre and puppetry.

He was a school teacher who learnt puppetry and in 1952 set up Bhartia Lok Kala Mandal. He also began the first puppet festival in 1954. [1]

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