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Sri. Habib Tanvir
Artist & Playwright

An actor, director, poet and playwright. A student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and Bristol Old Vie Theatre School. Deeply influenced by Bertolt Brecht, the renowned German playwright.

He .regaled audiences with his classic plays. Not surprisingly, his play Charan Das Chor won the Fringe Firsts Award in the face of 52 international entries at the Edinburgh International Drama Festival in 1982. An ardent traveller to Europe, West Asia, Far East and USA.

Sangeet Natak Akademi Award winner for Drama in 1969. Padma Shri in 1982. Doctorate of Literature from the Khairagarh University of Music in 1983. Shikhar Sanman from the Madhya Pradesh Government in 1984. Member of Parliament 1972-78. Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow 1979-80. Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Chair's first visiting Professor at the Ravi Shankar University, Raipur 1982-95.

Recipient of the Padma Bhushan Award in 2002. Awarded Kalidas Sanman by the Madhya Pradesh Government -1990.

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