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Girish Karnad

Girish Karnad is an Indian Actor and Playwright.

He is a Jnanpith award winner.

Criticism against others

Girish Karnad has criticized author and Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul. On 9 November 2012, Karnad, speaking to reporters at Nelamangala near Bangalore said "Tagore was a great poet but a mediocre and second-rate playwright. He produced his plays, but those were never produced by his contemporaries. The contemporary Bengali theatre never accepted them. I think they did one or two plays. His comedy succeeded but not his other plays."

He even went ahead and said Badal Sircar, Mohan Rakesh and Vijay Tendulkar were better playwrights than Tagore.

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