Iconic Indian theatre director HABIB TANVIR has died following a short battle with illness. He was 85.
The playwright and theatre legend was taken to hospital last month (May09) in the city of Bhopal after complaining of breathing difficulties, but passed away on Monday (08Jun09), according to his family.
Famous for writing popular Hindi plays Agra Bazar and Charandas Chor, Tanvir picked up several influential awards for his acclaimed theatre career.
He initially trained in acting at world famous theatre school Rada in London, before returning to India and setting up the Naya Theatre.
He helped write and helm 15 plays throughout his long career.