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It was Ginny Singh’s commitment and sincerity towards acting that had caught theatre director Arvind Gaur’s attention two years ago.

It was Ginny Singh’s commitment and sincerity towards acting that had caught theatre director Arvind Gaur’s attention two years ago. Singh had come to Gaur to be a part of his Asmita Theatre Group,a Delhi-based theatre group that is involved in socially relevant theatre and went on to work in many nukkad nataks (street plays). His most recent role as a student activist in Anand Lal’s Raanjhanaa,didn’t go unnoticed either.

The 28-year-old,often referred to as “one of the brighter actors of the Delhi theatre circuit” died on Monday morning after an accident on the Jangpura flyover on Friday night.

“The feeling has not sunk in still. This boy was like family and was not doing theatre for the heck of it. He wanted to be the change in the country. He was not just acting,he was teaching street children and working for the downtrodden. We will miss him,” said Gaur about Singh.

Singh was also an HR manager with a leading corporate firm. “He was a frontrunner when it came to social activism. He was severely hurt when the police hit him with lathis at India Gate in December 2012,during protests for the Delhi gang rape victim.

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But he returned the next day and sat at the same position,protecting women who had come there,”

said Gaur.

An ardaas (prayer meeting) was held on Monday at the Kabuliwala gurudwara in Manohar Nagar while the cremation took place at the crematorium next to the gurudwara.

First published on: 09-07-2013 at 04:05:17 am
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