Indian theatre doyen, director and legendary drama instructor Ebrahim Alkazi, who has been synonymous with Delhi’s Nationwide College of Drama, died on Tuesday afternoon after struggling a coronary heart assault, his son mentioned. He was 94.
Alkazi, who took cost of the Nationwide College of Drama in 1962 and was its longest serving director, produced performs reminiscent of Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq and Dharamvir Bharati’s Andha Yug, in addition to many Greek and Shakespearean performs. He mentored generations of actors, together with Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri. “Dad died this night at 2.45 pm after an enormous coronary heart assault. He was admitted to the Escorts hospital the day earlier than yesterday,” his son Feisal Alkazi instructed PTI.
Whereas at NSD, Alkazi skilled actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Rohini Hattangadi, Surekha Sikri and Pankaj Kapoor, all of whom made it in Bollywood. Alkazi is finest remembered for the vital advance he made in scenographic design due to his in depth analysis earlier than he produced a play. The previous NSD administrators can also be remembered for his love of artwork, being a collector and for founding the Artwork Heritage Gallery in Delhi along with his spouse Roshan Alkazi.
E. Alkazi in motion!
Alkazi accomplished his schooling from London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Artwork, and he even received the BBC Broadcasting Award in 1950. Actually, the thespian has a variety of accolades to his identify and has received a lot of India’s most prestigious awards, together with the Padma Shri (1966), the Padma Bhushan (1991), and India’s second highest civilian award the Padma Vibhushan in 2010. He was additionally the primary particular person to ever obtain Roopwedh Pratishtan’s Tanvir Award (2004) for lifetime contribution to the theatre. India’s Nationwide Academy for Music, Dance and Drama the Sangeet Natak Akademi had additionally awarded him twice, as soon as with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in Path in 1962, and later the Akademi’s highest award the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for lifetime contribution to theatre.
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