Father of contemporary Indian theatre, Ebrahim Alkazi passes away at 94

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The first Director of the National School of Drama, Ebrahim Alkazi died on the age of 94 in New Delhi earlier today. Also an artwork connoisseur, collector, and gallery proprietor, he based Art Heritage Gallery in New Delhi. This Royal Academy of Dramatics Art (RADA) pass-out staged greater than 50 performs throughout his distinguished profession and gained the BBC Broadcasting Award in 1950.

Some of the most important performs directed by him embrace “Tuglaq” (Girish Karnad), “Ashadh Ka Ek Din” (Mohan Rakesh), Dharamvir Bharti’s “Andha Yug” in addition to 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 offered a blueprint for theatre coaching throughout his years because the Director of NSD (1962-1977).

Associated with coaching a few of the best-known skills within the nation, together with Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Uttara Baokar, and Rohini Hattangadi, in addition to 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 the National School of Drama whereas Feisal Alkazi too is a theatre director.

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