A versatile personality, also, called often as ‘Theatre Guru’. His works cover mainly Acting, Directing & screenplay writing. He was born in Bilaspur, and then Madhya Pradesh in the year 1936 on 13th of July. With his brilliance in the theatre, he did not just shaped Hindi theatre but also Marathi, Bengali & Kannada theatre. He bagged various prestigious awards like Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in the year 1971. He also grabbed the National Film Award for Best Screenplay for the Shyam Benegal’s movie Bhoomika in 1978. His aim was to become a cricketer, so he moved to Mumbai for that but later he discovered his love & passion for theatres & joined the theatre group of Ebrahim Alkazi.
He directed a Marathi film Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe. Further, his contribution except that of theatre mainly includes writing screenplay & dialogues. He also did a T.V. series
Bharat Ek Khoj
. He was awarded the prestigious award of India, Padma Bhushan in the year 2011. At the age of 75, he died on 25 December 2011. He wrote the dialogues for the movie Ankur, Bhoomika, Nishant, Junoon, etc.