Deccanexpress online: Thane: Akhil Bharatiya Natya Parishad Thane branch vice-president Ramesh Sakharam More died of a heart attack on Tuesday night. He is survived by a family of son, daughters-in-law, daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren.
Ramesh More was working in the field of culture and drama for the last 40 years. He was the manager of Chandralekha Natyasanstha for many years.
Akhil Bhartiya Natya Parishad is a Marathi theatre body who arrange Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Natya Sammelan (All-India Marathi Theatre Meet) annually. It was founded in year 1905 by Anant Waman Barve with the help of Babajirao Rane of “Rajapurkar Natak Mandali” and Mujumdar, manager of Kirloskar Natak Mandali.
At that time in the erstwhile Bombay state there were many drama companies performing Marathi dramas. Barve was a playwright and wrote a number of dramas performed by different drama companies. He floated the idea of having a central body for Marathi theatre to bring together these drama companies on a common platform to solve problems faced by them.
Finally many drama companies agreed to an annual gathering and Barve was chosen as its Secretary. The first Sammelan was presided by Babasaheb Khaparde, a well-known Leader of social and political movement in Maharashtra. The present name of the Parishad and the constitution was finalised in the year 1960 in the Delhi Meet of the Parishad.