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  • President, VP, PM, MIB express grief on demise of theatre legend Ebrahim Alkazi

    Published on August 4, 2020

    President, Vice President and Prime Minister have expressed grief on the demise of theatre maestro Ebrahim Alkazi.

    In a tweet, President Ram Nath Kovind said, Ebrahim Alkazi, doyen of Indian theatre, mentored and inspired generations of artists.

    The President said, his death leaves a void in the world of performing arts.

    He said, a Padma Vibhushan recipient, his legacy will live on. He conveyed condolences to his family, students and art lovers.

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said, Ebrahim Alkazi is credited with reinventing and revolutionising Indian theatre.

    He said, as director of National School of Drama, he helped set a new course for theatre in India. 

    Mr Naidu said, his passing is a great loss to the art and theatre fraternity of India.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, Ebrahim Alkazi will be remembered for his efforts to make theatre more popular and accessible across India.

    The Prime Minister said, his contributions to the world of art and culture are noteworthy too. 

    Mr Modi said his thoughts are with the family and friends of Ebrahim Alkazi.

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said, Ebrahim Alkazi’s work in revolutionising theatre art in India and making National School of Drama a great learning center for artists will always be remembered.