Noted playwright and theatre director Habib Tanvir died at a hospital here today after a brief illness. He was 85.
The theatre legend was admitted to the National Hospital here three weeks back after he complained of breathing problems and was put on a ventilator, family sources said.
His daughter Nageen was at his bedside when the end came.
Born on September 1, 1923 at Raipur, Habib began his career as a journalist and went on to become a highly renowned playwright.
Known for his plays like Agra Bazar and Charandas Chor, Tanvir founded the Naya theatre company here in 1959. He also scripted many films and acted in a few of them.
He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1969 and Padma Shri in 1983.