Imphal: Internationally acclaimed theatre personality Ratan Thiyam tested for the novel coronavirus. He has been admitted to a hospital here on Wednesday.
The admission in-charge of the medical directorate of Manipur government in Imphal West district, N Haraba said the septuagenarian playwright and theatre director has tested postive for the disease and has been admitted to a multi-speciality hospital here.
He is in the ICU and is being administered oxygen, doctors treating him said adding his condition is stable, the PTI reported.
Thiyam, a Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee, is a leading figure of the theatre of roots movement which started in the 1970s. He is known for writing and staging plays that use ancient Indian theatre traditions and forms in a contemporary context.
A former painter and proficient in direction, design, script and music, Thiyam is considered one of the contemporary theatre gurus of the country who toured many countries of the world with his theatre group winning international acclaim.