Caught on cam: Man dies while playing Lord Shiva on stage
Lucknow, Oct 12: A man, who was playing the role of Lord Shiva, died during his Ramlila performance on stage. He reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest and the video of the purported incident has now gone viral.
The deceased, Chabban Pandey, had been playing the said role for over six years, say reports. He died when performing on stage in Belasin village on Monday.
In the viral clip, 'aarti' is being performed as Ram Prasad clutches his chest before falling down. Reports say that he was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.
உ.பி.யின் ஜான்பூர் மாவட்டத்தில் ராம்லீலா நாடக மேடையில் சிவபெருமான் வேடத்தில் நடித்தவர் திடீரென இறந்தார். pic.twitter.com/53Wy9TJLA5— DON Updates (@DonUpdates_in) October 12, 2022
However, this is not the first such instances where an artist has died on stage. In the last 10 days, two performers - one playing Hanuman and other Raavan - died while performing Ramlila.
A person called Ram Swaroop died while he performing the role of Hanuman on stage and Patiram died at Aihar village in Ayodhya at Ramlila stage.