Lalthangfala Sailo

Born in 1933 in West Lungdar, Mizoram, Shri Lalthangfala Sailo obtained his Master’s degree in Mizo literature from Guwahati University. He has made a significant contribution to the development of modern play- writing in Mizo language for over four decades. Shri Lalthangfala Sailo is the author of over ten plays includ- ing Saei Inlend, Liandova Te Unau, Thangliana, Sualman Thihna, and Kalkhana Lianu- thung. His plays are prescribed as texts in the post-graduate Mizo curricular of Guwahati University, North Eastern Hill University, Manipur University and Mizoram University. A film Sual Kawng Rapthlak, based on one of his plays has been produced and telecast by Doordarshan. He has present- ed papers on theatre in seminars organized in India and abroad. He has worked in several colleges as Lecturer and retired as Deputy Registrar of the North Eastern Hill University in Aizawl. Shri Lalthangfala Sailo receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribu- tion to playwriting in Mizo language.