Kolkata: A theatre personality named Haradhan Roy had committed suicide in the Ganges on Saturday Morning. It is reported that Roy jumped into the river from the launch on Saturday. Before committing the suicide, Haradhan Roy left behind a chit of paper to the sailor on board where he had mentioned that it is solely because of poverty that he has been compelled to take this step. The River police has launched a search operation to trace the dead body. He is said to be a director of a 'Jatra' troupe named Digbijoy Opera who had staged many shows and performances in the wake of the millenium at the rural and suburban areas.