Updated: December 2, 2011 20:19 IST

Gopalkrishna Gandhi appointed Kalakshetra chairman

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File photo of former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who has been appointed chairman of the Kalakshetra Foundation.
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File photo of former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who has been appointed chairman of the Kalakshetra Foundation.

Former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi has been appointed chairman of Chennai-based Kalakshetra Foundation.

The Central government on Friday notified the appointment of Mr. Gandhi, who would hold the office for five years, a release from the foundation said in Chennai.

Mr. Gandhi, a noted music and dance enthusiast and a writer of distinction, having authored numerous books and a play, replaces Justice S. Mohan.

Commenting on the appointment, Leela Samson, director of the foundation, said not only Mr. Gandhi’s “credentials are impeccable, but he is also a connoisseur of art and culture.”

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