The kid, the artist

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Aug 2018 10:08:18




By Manish Soni,

Six-year-old Parth Akotkar has portrayed the roles of Sant Dnyaneshwar, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Lokmanya Tilak, Bhagat Singh and other legends and has won accolades

Wonders are not always big in size. Sometimes, small is equally wonderful. A six-year-old child from the city, Parth Ganesh Akotkar, has achieved what many do not at his age. He has achieved many a milestone, and is getting acknowledged as an upcoming artist across the country.

One measure of his achievement is that Maharashtra Government recently invited to witness the speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered from the Red Fort in Delhi on the occasion of Independence Day. In the attire of Chhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Parth attracted everyone’s attention. He also delivered dialogues of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in front of the Maharashtra team.

Another measure of Parth’s achievement is that he was invited by none other than legendary ‘Shivkathakar’ Babasaheb Purandare at his residence in Pune. Obviously, Parth’s parents have a reason to be proud of him. His father Ganesh and mother Archana reside in Jaitala, Nagpur. Ganesh Akotkar is working in Science and Technology Department in New Delhi.

Parth has portrayed the role of ‘Bal Shivaji’ in magnum opus of Marathi-Hindi theatre ‘Janata Raja’, staged in New Delhi and won the hearts of thousands of viewers. Archana said with pride that Parth had delivered dialogues in presence of 10,000-odd people in the audience at Chandni Square without any hitch. “He is born artist and we hope that he plays roles of great leaders in years ahead,” she said.

Ganesh Akotkar told ‘The Hitavada’ that Parth played roles of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Bhagat Singh, and Sant Dnyaneshwar so far. He is highly inspired by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and always reads literature on the great king.

As Parth grows, he will get more opportunities to play roles of great leaders of the country, he hoped. Parth has learned all the dialogues of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by heart. He is always ready with his sword to play role of Shivaji with great zeal. Presently, Parth is pursuing his study in Class-I in a New Delhi school.