Dr. Tapas Das, a veteran actor of Nandikar, Gananatya & other theatre groups during eighties. Himself the founder-director of the troupe, Dr. Das is a playwright too. Kolkata Doordarshan, E TV Bangla etc, telecast many of his play-productions. National Theatre Conference at Cuttack has honoured him with ‘Natyabhusan’ for his works on children’s play. He was the only Indian representative at International Directors Seminar on Children’s Theatre at Stuttgart, Germany last year. He also visited City Moon, a children’s group of Sydney, Australia & the Children’s Theatre Company of New York to get experience of children’s theatre there. This year he has attended International Theatre Fest for Early Childhood at Bologna, Italy, Reo-de-Jeneiro, Brazil and Buenos Airs, Argentina.