A number of villagers including women and children thronged a ground located close to the ancestral house of master novelist Munshi Premchand to watch dramas based on his short-stories on Saturday in Varanasi. The dramas were organised by local social and cultural organisations to mark the 130th birth anniversary of the legendary writer.
However, the Premchand Sarovar, a pond in the village named after the writer, and his ancestral house that has been turned into a memorial, wore deserted look on the occasion.
Even, the ceremonies like garlanding the bust of Premchand seemed to be a mere formality.
The two-storey ancestral house sported the growth of wild grass on its terrace.
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