We, Indians, need to know and understand the history & achievements of one of the greatest freedom fighters the world has ever seen, Netaji Subhashchandra Bose. He has played an important and integral part in India’s freedom struggle. It is a matter of pride that this great personality’s history has been showcased into a play.
The efforts of Shri. Chennabasiahgubbi, a 95-year-old veteran of the theatre world, in researching the life & freedom struggle of Netaji, interacting with Netaji’s family and eventually conceptualizing & presenting a play on Netaji Subhashchandra Bose, deserves a big round of applause and appreciation.
Beginning from 1991, when he started the research, it took this enthusiastic art lover 10 years to screen the play in front of an audience in the year 2001. Now, it is another moment of pride when the play is being released in the form of a book in Kannada, Hindi and English languages.
In conclusion, I would like to say that, I am extremely happy to introduce Shri. Chennabasiahgubbi not only as a great actor, but also a prolific playwright too.
- Vidyavachaspati Dr. Kavitha Krishna
The 95-year-old veteran, Shri. Chennabasaiahgubbi, has more than 75 years of experience and service in the field of drama. A disciple of the eminent dramatist Shri. Chitharagi Gangadhara Shastri, he has gifted many stage plays to the people of Karnataka through his drama company, Amareshwara Vijaya Nataka Mandali.
At the tender age of 9, he left his hometown and travelled to Hubli to pursue his dream of joining theatre.
He met a celebrated personality, Shri Chitharagi Gangadhara Shastri, who absorbed him in his drama troupe, where he spent 16 years as an artiste. In 1980, he joined Shri. Gangayya Swamy Kalasadamane Gurugunte’s drama troupe. The following year, in 1981, he continued in the same drama troupe which was now christened as ‘Amareshwara Vijaya Nataka Mandali’. To this day, he stages plays under the same banner.
Shri. Chennabasiahgubbi is not only a great actor, but a prolific playwright too.Rent Now