Gitchandra Tongbra

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Gitchandra Tongbra
Born6 February 1913
Manipur, India
Died1996
OccupationWriter, teacher
Awards Padma Shri

Gitchandra Tongbra, popularly known as G. C. Tongbra, was an Indian satirist, [1] poet, playwright and art academic from Imphal. [2] Born on 6 February 1913 in the Indian state of Manipur, Tongbra was known for his socio-realistic plays such as Mani Manou (1962), Matric Pass (1964) and Upu Baksi (1972). [3] [4]

The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri in 1975. [5] Four years later, he received the Sahitya Akademi Award for his play, Ngabongkhao, in 1978. [6] The Ministry of Culture, Government of India, honoured his memories by staging a Tongbra Drama Festival under the aegis of Ougri Theatre Repertory Manipur on 24 April 2015 which consisted of four selected plays of the dramatist. [7]

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