Yogyakarta’s charismatic yet honored puppet master Timbul Hadiprayitno passed away at 1.25 a.m on Tuesday morning at his house in Bantul, Yogyakarta, tribunnews reported.
Timbul was known for his commitment to staging wayang kulit puppet performances, in keeping with Indonesia's cultural heritage tradition. Timbul had been known to always refuse when asked to stage a performance mixed with live comedy.
Timbul was also once the favorite puppet master of the late president Soeharto. He often won prizes for his shows, but was most loved by the people of Yogyakarta who loved his shows.
Timbul will be buried at a cemetery near his house in Panjangjiwo, Bantul.
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