Shankar Mothe (and troupe)

Mothe Shankar, the 35-year-old puppeteer is one among the two troupes who are actively involved in keeping the art form of ‘Chekka Bommalata’ alive. He is a sixth-generation performer having learnt the art in the family. However, as keeping the tradition alive does not provide for a sustainable livelihood, he relies on a photo studio and earns his livelihood doing wedding photography.
Year: 2021