Ebrahim Alkazi was a renowned theatre director and he also known for his contribution towards modern Indian theatre. Ebrahim Alkazi died of heart attack at the age of 94. Ebrahim Alkazi also served as the director of NSD ( National School of Drama) from 1962 to 1977. He was known for revolutionizing Indian theatre by introducing technical aspects into the craft. He was also the founder of NSD Repertory Company.
He directed more than 50 plays including Dharamvir Bharti’s Andha Yug and Girish Karnad’s Tuglaq.
PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and many other personalities have payed their tributes to Alkazi.
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui said of Alkazi via a tweet: “The true architect of the Modern Indian Theatre. The Doyen who possessed the extreme knowledge in all the aspects of ART. The magician who nurtured many greats of theatre. May your brightest spark from the heaven keep enlightening us.”
“Ebrahim Alkazi, doyen of Indian theatre, mentored and inspired generations of artists. His death leaves a void in the world of performing arts. A Padma Vibhushan recipient, his legacy will live on. My condolences to his family, students and art lovers,” the official Twitter account for President Ram Nath Kovind said.