Film world mourns demise of theatre doyen Ebrahim Alkazi

Film world mourns demise of theatre doyen Ebrahim Alkazi

Chennai: Eminent folks from the world of cinema expressed grief and paid tribute to theatre doyen Ebrahim Alkazi, who handed away on Tuesday.

Alkazi, thought-about the daddy of contemporary Indian theatre, was 94. He was the primary Director of National School of Drama (NSD).

“A beacon of Indian theatre art and mentor of many great actors, Mr. Ebrahim Alkazi will be remembered for many generations. His love for theatre and the art is unmatched. My deepest condolences to the family and the NSD family,” actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan tweeted on Wednesday.

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui tweeted: “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 keeps us enlightening #EbrahimAlkazi #RIP.”

Actor Kabir Bedi additionally honoured Alkazi by tweeting: “Mournng the passing of Ebrahim Alkazi, iconic giant of modern Indian theatre. I knew him from when he was Director of the National School of Drama in Delhi in the1960s. He gave India great theatre and created a new generation of actors and directors.”

Actor Anupam Kher hailed Alkazi as his “acting guru”, and wrote: “My acting Guru #EbrahimAlkazi Saab passed away. The tallest man ever in our lives. He taught us not only about theatre, acting or dramas but also about life. He made us discover ourselves. He was our reference point for great acting. He will be MISSED. Om Shanti!!”

Alkazi, an avid artwork connoisseur and collector, based Art Heritage Gallery in New Delhi. He had staged greater than 50 performs throughout his distinguished profession and gained the BBC Broadcasting Award in 1950.

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

Alkazi was a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan (2010), Padma Bhushan (1991) and Padma Shri (1966) honours. He had additionally skilled among the greatest recognized Indian skills, together with Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri.