Adya Sharma, a cultural icon and pioneer of mobile theatre in Assam, passed away on 23 February 2015 in Nalbari town, Assam following a brief illness. He was 86.
Adya Sharma was famously known for bringing innovation in the technical aspects of mobile theatre which made it more attractive and capable of staging more complex themes.
He was born in 1929 and was known as Guruji in Assam among the artist circles. He made his debut into mobile theatre in 1966 through Purbajyoti Theatre.
He was awarded Bishnu Prasad Rabha Award by Assam Government and Pranab Barua Award for his contributions to the cultural world. Moreover, the Assam government had honoured him with artiste’s pension.
He was the founder of Ranghar, an organisation dedicated to promote painting in Nalbari. He was also a well known painter and sculpture artist in Assam.