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Nigel Akkara: From A Sociological Perspective

Tumpa Mukherjee

Nigel Akkara is a businessman and actor in Kolkata, India. But as a teenager he went astray
reaching the abyss of crime and then underwent an extra-ordinary transformation. He was
arrested in 2000 and charged with crimes ranging from murder, extortion, and kidnapping.
While confined at the Presidency Correctional Home in Kolkata, India, he redefined his life
with a positive goal and vision through culture therapy under the tutelage of noted Indian
classical dancer Ms. Alokananda Roy. The present article aims to analyze the socio criminological factors that lead him to deviate from the conventional path. The article is
based on both primary and secondary data.

Keywords: Underworld, Gangster, Culture Therapy