NIZAMABAD:The three-day Surabhi drama festival began in the city on Saturday. The festival was inaugurated by Mayor A Sujata at Rajiv Gandhi auditorium.
Well known artiste and Sripada Nataka Kalaparishad president Sripada Kumara Sharma explained history of the Surabhi organisation which already holds a world record. He said All the Surabhi family members dedicated to drama and nearly 65 artist’s right from 6 to 60 years of age were present in their troop. The drama troop has been performing for five generations now. Kumara praised Surabhi manager K Nageshwar Rao on this occasion. Another cultural activist from Nizamabad town Chandra Prakash several others also spoke on this occasion.
Nageshwar Rao said that their troop is the only one in the world which has been run by the same family of artistes, generation after generation. Rao said that the last time they performed in Nizamabad was in 2003 and that they were glad the audience welcomed their performance with the same enthusiasm even after 16 years.
He also thanked Nizamabad MLA B Ganesh Gupta and the State government advisor K V Ramana Chary for inviting their troop to the city. Rao explained that three drama organisations were performing in the festival. The first day Sri Venkateshwara Nataka Samajam performed ‘Jai Patala Bhiravi’, which received good response. Poet Ganapuram Devendar supervised the inaugural meeting.