The former West Bengal Governor, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, has been appointed Chairman of the Kalakshetra Foundation, according to a Central government notification.
Director of the Foundation Leela Samson said, “Mr. Gopal Gandhi has for long been a friend of the Kalakshetra. Not only are his credentials impeccable, but he is also a connoisseur of arts and culture. We, at Kalakshetra Foundation, look forward to an exciting new chapter under his chairmanship.”
Mr. Gandhi, over a 24-year tenure in the Indian Administrative Service, served as Secretary to the Vice President of India, and as Joint Secretary to the President.
After his voluntary retirement from the IAS, in 1992, he served as the Minister (culture) in the High Commission of India, United Kingdom, and Director of The Nehru Centre in London.
He served as High Commissioner to South Africa and Lesotho and the High Commissioner to Sri Lanka.
During the period as the Ambassador in Norway, he held the additional charge of Ambassador to Iceland. He also served as Secretary to the President.