Devi Lal Samar
The statue of Devi Lal Samar at the entrance of Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal (Indian Public Society for Arts) in Udaipur City, Rajasthan State, India.jpg
Born(1911-07-30)30 July 1911
Died3 December 1981(1981-12-03) (aged 70)

Devi Lal Samar (30 July 1911 – 3 December 1981) was an Indian puppeteer who was the founder-director of a folk-theatre museum called the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal in Udaipur, Rajasthan. He was awarded Padma Shri for his outstanding work. He wrote several books in Hindi about Rajasthani theatre and puppetry.[1]

Samar was a school teacher who learnt puppetry and in 1952 set up Bhartia Lok Kala Mandal. He also began the first puppet festival in 1954.[2]

Devila Samar received the Padma Shri in 1968 for Katputli art. He died on 3 December 1981, at the age of 70.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ "Devi Lal Samar". UdaipurBlog. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2023.
  2. ^ "Antarmana". Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  3. ^ Sangeet Natak: Volume 37. Sangeet Natak Akademi. 2002. p. 54. Retrieved 26 February 2023.
  4. ^ Indian and Japanese Folklore: An Introductory Assessment. KUFS Publication. 1984. p. 209. Retrieved 26 February 2023.