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Talle Dand (1990), Writer: Girish Karnad, Director: Jayteerth Joshi, Music: B. V. Karanth.
Image: Talle Dand (1990), Writer: Girish Karnad, Director: Jayteerth Joshi, Music: B. V. Karanth. (NP Acc. No. 3187)

Board of Trustees

  • Chairman
    • Ashok Vajpeyi
      Chairman, Lalit Kala Academy; Former Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalay and eminent poet, critic and writer
  • Members
    • Namvar Singh
      Hindi Literary Critic, Scholar
    • Bansi Kaul
      Theatre Director & Designer
    • Bhaskar Ghose
      Senior Government Executive; Former Secretary, Department of Culture, Government of India; Former D.G. Doordarshan
    • Om Prakash Jain
      Director, Sanskriti Pratishthan, Art Promoter, Businessman
  • Life Member
    • Kirti Jain
      Professor and Former Director, National School Drama
  • Treasurer
    • Sanjeev Bhargava
      Director, Seher, Art & Film Promoter
  • Managing Trustee
    • Devendra Bhushan Gupta
      Economist, Professor, Institute of Economic Growth; Professor, Faculty of Managements Studies; Former Advisor, Planning Commission

Former Trustees

  • Nemichandra Jain
    Founder Chairman
    Author, Poet, Theatre Critic, Editor (Hindi Theatre Quarterly, Natarang)
  • Rekha Jain
    Writer and Director, Children plays. Director: Umang.
  • Tanvir Ahmad
    Exhibitions Administrator
  • Rakesh Mohan
    Economist and Government Executive; Director General, National Council of Applied Economic Research; and Former Economic Advisor to the Government of India
  • Vikram Lal
    Senior Corporate Sector Executive; Group Chairman, Eicher Group of Companies
  • Habib Tanvir
    Theatre director, actor, playwright and social activist.

Founder Members

  • Nemichandra Jain
    Founder Chairman
  • Rekha Jain
  • Devendra Bhushan Gupta
  • Ashok Vajpeyi
  • Tanvir Ahmad
  • Kirti Jain

Office bearers

  • Rashmi Vajpeyi
    Dancer, Scholar
  • Shiv Narayan Khanna
    Archive Chief
    Former Director Delhi Public Library
    Head of Department and Secretary
    Delhi Library Board
Natarang Pratishthan Showcase Director


B. V. Karanth's Music

"Music scored by B. V. Karanth was the most rewarding experience. It revealed Karanth’s forceful understanding of the stage music and tonal richness. He had creatively blended elements of classical, folk and western music.
(Play Agha Hashra Kashmiri’s ‘Yahudi ki Ladki’ presented by 2nd year student of NSD was directed by Ankur.)"

Karanth’s innovative music
Indian Express (1st April 1990)

"Sattavara Neralu was staged 200 times and attained the status of classic in Kannad Theatre. Karanth elevated the play to the status of a classic, by intelligently using the composition of Purandar Das in the play by introducing the element of wit & satire. The songs were composed in an unconventional style, opening a new chapter in interpretative music composing."

Deccan Herald
Bangalore (2nd Nov 1995)