Bikaner: A 61-year-old man playing Hanumana in a 'Ramleela' died while climbing down a rope during the act at Lunkaransar, police said on Tuesday.
Dhanna Ram fell on the stage from a height of 10 feet and died on the spot last night, they said.
He was enacting the part from the Ramayana where Hanumana brings 'Sanjeevani Booti'.
Ram was a known local artiste and had been playing Hanumana's role for the last 40 years, police said.
Bikaner MP Arjun Ram Meghwal has expressed his condolences to his family.
Congress leader Ashok Gehlot too expressed his condolences.
Saddened to know abt tragic accident during Ramleela in Bikaner, due to which Sh Dhanna Ram lost his life,while playing character of Hanuman
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) October 11, 2016