"Natok" (Drama in Bengali), is an integral part of Bengali culture and the Toronto Bengali Drama Group, or TBDG, was founded in 1979 with the intention to keep this spirit alive.
TBDG has spread this culture and passion in Toronto and in other North American cities actively through production of seasonal plays of different categories, involving a wide range of age groups. Certainly the prime intent is to keep the language and the social values alive by engaging Bengalis of the next generation.
Kalyan Banerjee was the principal founder of the society. A number of his local Bengali friends who shared the common vision joined ‘Kalyan da’, as he was universally known, to experience the pure enjoyment of "Natok'' without any political overtones.