On the occasion of the 13th death anniversary of theater and movie actor late Rao Gopala Rao, Kinnera Art Theatres is presenting a Telugu play on Saint Kabir Das, on 14th August, at Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha. Organised by Rasaranjani, the plays features a story written by Dr Nandamuri Lakshmi Parvathi, adapted by D Vijay Bhaskar and directed by Duggirala Someshwara Rao.
The role of Kabir Das is being played by Mikkili Francis, and the other characters are Kabir's father played by Someshwara Rao, Kabir's mother by K Vijayalakshmi and Kabir's wife by D Rajeshwari. B Narayana, K Nataraj, Srilakshmi, Ch V V Satyanarayana, M V Kutumba Sarma, V Raghuvir, Goparaju Ramana, Y Mallikarjunam and Mutnuru Kameshwara Rao play the other characters.
Kabir Das was a great saint of the 15th century. Nothing is known about is his parents and his birth, but it is believed that he was born in 1440, near Varanasi. He grew up in a Muslim weaver family, but some say he was really the son of a Brahmin widow, and was adopted by a Muslim childless couple.
In his early days, he studied under Guru Ramananda, a great Hindu scholar. The play deals with the later part of Kabir Das' life, when he teaches both faiths. He had written a number of poems that were later translated into English by Rabindranath Tagore, thus letting the world know of this great saint. His poems were even appreciated by British and American authors.
Please contact M Raghuram of Kinnera Art Theatres at 98660-57777 for further details.