Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has condoled the passing away of theatre legend Ebrahim Alkazi.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Shri Ebrahim Alkazi will be remembered for his efforts to make theatre more popular and accessible across India. His contributions to the world of art and culture are noteworthy too. Saddened by his demise. My thoughts are with his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace.”
A veteran theatre personality and teacher Alkazi suffered a heart attack and died on Tuesday and he breathed his last at 2:45 pm at Escorts Hospital in Delhi. Also an art connoisseur, collector and gallery owner, he founded Art Heritage Gallery in New Delhi.
This Royal Academy of Dramatics Art (RADA) pass-out staged more than 50 plays during his distinguished career and won the BBC Broadcasting Award in 1950.
Some of the major plays directed by him include “Tuglaq” (Girish Karnad), “Ashadh Ka Ek Din” (Mohan Rakesh), Dharamvir Bharti’s “Andha Yug” besides several Greek tragedies and Shakespeare’s works.