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Bijnor: Actor dies on stage during Ramlila


Bijnor, Social Times. On Saturday a 62-year-old actor, who was playing the role of Lord Ram's father King Dashrath, died on stage while enacting a scene during a Ramlila.


The incident took place in Hasanpur village in Afzalgarh, about 65 km from the district headquarters, on Thursday night, they said.


The actor, Rajendra Singh, suffered a heart attack and fell on the stage while calling out Ram's name during a scene in which he is leaving for exile, the officials said.


By the time his co-actors tried to pick him up, he had already died, they said.


Singh had been playing Dashrath's role for the last 20 years.