Indian Theatre Maestro Ebrahim Alkazi Passes Away At 94

New Delhi: Thought of the daddy of contemporary Indian theatre, Ebrahim Alkazi, the primary Director of Nationwide Faculty of Drama (NSD) breathed his final within the capital on Tuesday. He was 94.

Additionally an artwork connoisseur, collector and gallery proprietor, he based Artwork Heritage Gallery in New Delhi.

This Royal Academy of Dramatics Artwork (RADA) pass-out staged greater than 50 performs throughout his distinguished profession and gained the BBC Broadcasting Award in 1950.

Among the main performs directed by him embrace “Tuglaq” (Girish Karnad), “Ashadh Ka Ek Din” (Mohan Rakesh), Dharamvir Bharti’s “Andha Yug” moreover a number of Greek tragedies and Shakespeare’s works.

Recipient of the Padma Vibhushan (2010), Padma Bhushan (1991) and Padma Shri (1966) honours, he was recognized to be a strict disciplinarian who supplied a blueprint for theatre coaching throughout his years because the Director of NSD (1962-1977).

Related to coaching a number of the best-known skills within the nation, together with Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Uttara Baokar and Rohini Hattangadi, moreover a bunch of main theatre administrators within the nation, Alkazi was married to Roshan Alkazi, who designed costumes for his performs.

His two kids are additionally theatre artists. Amal Allana is a theatre director and former Chairperson of Nationwide Faculty of Drama whereas Feisal Alkazi too is a theatre director.


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