Lala Bhat

Shri Lala Bhat was born on 5 May 1979 in New Delhi. He inherited the art of Kathputli traditional string puppetry of Rajasthan as a family tradition. His initial training in this art form was started under his father late Nauranglal Bhat who received the Akademi Award in Kathputli making.
He further received training in Kathputli from eminent traditional Rajasthani puppeteer Shri Puran Bhat, Akademi Awardee and specialized in puppet crafting. Shri Lala Bhat is also a member of Bhule Bisre Kalaakar Cooperative Society and Kalaakar Trust.
Shri Lala Bhat has worked with National School of Drama, Aakar Puppet Theatre, Kids Channel, ICCR, Theatre en Tete, WZCC, Kalaakar Trust, New Delhi, House of Puppet, Sarathi, and Italian Cultural Centre. He has also visited UAE and France.
Shri Lala Bhat is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2009 for his notable talent in Kathputli making of Rajasthan.