October 30, 2016
Prabhakar, popular singer, performer and writer of Praja Kala Mandali (PKM), was one of the martyrs of the Malkangiri massacre. Coming from a poor Dalit family from Yapral on the outskirts of Hyderabad, he had wonderful talents of singing, playing dappu, dholak and other musical instruments and performance. He was one of the main singers of PKM between the late 1990s and 2012. He was also a lead actor in plays, skits and dance performances of PKM, including Gujarat Gayam, Dunkel Bhagotham, Deepaala Nrutyam. He slowly emerged as a song writer also.