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Theatre Maestro Ebrahim Alkazi Passes Away

Considered the father of modern Indian theatre, Ebrahim Alkazi, the first Director of the National School of Drama (NSD) breathed his last in the capital on Tuesday. He was 94.

Also an art connoisseur, collector, and gallery owner, he founded the Art Heritage Gallery in New Delhi.

This Royal Academy of Dramatics Art (RADA) pass-out staged more than 50 plays during his distinguished career and won the BBC Broadcasting Award in 1950.

Some of the major plays directed by him include “Tuglaq” (Girish Karnad), “Ashadh Ka Ek Din” (Mohan Rakesh), Dharamvir Bharti’s “Andha Yug” besides several Greek tragedies and Shakespeare’s works.

Recipient of the Padma Vibhushan (2010), Padma Bhushan (1991) and Padma Shri (1966) honors, he was known to be a strict disciplinarian who provided a blueprint for theatre training during his years as the Director of NSD (1962-1977).

Taking to his Twitter account, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid condolences to his legacy, have a look right here:

Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub also had something to tweet about his endless contribution to Indian Theater. Take a look right here:

Associated with training some of the best-known talents in the country, including Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Uttara Bakar, and Rohini Hattangadi, besides a host of major theatre directors in the country, Alkazi was married to Roshan Alkazi, who designed costumes for his plays.

His two children are also theatre artists. Amal Allana is a theatre director and former Chairperson of the National School of Drama while Feisal Alkazi too is a theatre director.

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