In Bihar, the doyen of Bhojpuri folk theatre art “Launda Naach” and legendary artist Ram Chandra Manjhi passed away at the age of 97 years.



  • Felicitated with Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Manjhi was also a prestigious Padma Shri awardee in the field of Arts.
  • The Launda Naach is a prominent Bhojpuri folk art of Bihar comprising songs, dance, comedy, satire, parody and theatre.
  • In this art, men impersonate women wearing sari, blouse, long hair wig during the performance.