The inspirations adopted from radio plays got itís effect initially on the stage in the form of my theatrical activities. I was involved with many groups from time to time. I had the privilege of working with the stalwarts, mediocres even sub-standards. It was a fantastic lesson that taught me rigorously and cleared my choices of the good and the bad - what to do and what not to.
I got the first break and was in the limelight while playing CREON in ANTIGONE by Sophocles - a play produced by the MaxMuller Bhavan, Kolkata. The director was Hansguenther Heyme of Stuttgart State Theatre, Germany. It was a lifetime experience.
I also had the scope of participating actively in the theatre workshops conducted by Carmen Paternostro (Brazil), Badal Sarkar, Roger Simon (USA), Utpal Dutta and other maestros.
The directors whom I worked with, glorify the dramatic arena by their own charishma - Tripti Mitra, Tarun Roy, Sabitabrata Dutta, Soumitra Chattopdahyay, Ganesh Mukhopadhyay, Bibhash Chakraborty, Chandan Sen, Meghnad Bhattacharya, Samir Majumder, Ashok Mukhopdhayay, Bhairab Gangopadhyay and many others.
When I ventured into the Yatra, it was another delightful experience. The audience of remote villages and suburbs were a real challenge to face. I came out successfully as I earned their undaunted praise, confidence and admiration, not only as an actor but as a singer too.

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