I present to you, Sir, Shri Badal Sarkar. Born in 1925, Shri Badal Sarkar is a Civil Engineer and Town Planner by training and profession. Shri Sarkar has got many prizes and awards for play- writitig from various cultural organisations. In 1963 he got an award for the best play in ‘Girish Natya Pratiyogita’. Apart from writing plays, Shri Sarkar has also been actively engaged in theatre as actor and director. Shri Badal Sarkar has written more than a dozen plays most of which have been staged. Two of his plays, namely, Ebong Indrajit and Baki ltihas have made a great impact on the contemporary Indian theatre by their freshness of form, and treatment of contemporary reality in a significant manna. Ebong Indrajit has already been translated and performed in several Indian languages such as Hindi, Gujarati and Kannada. The play has also been transla- ted into English. For his eminence in the field of drama and his contribution to its enrichment, Shri Badal Sarkar receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Play- writing.