Leela Samson, who quit as the director of Kalakshetra Foundation on April 12 amid pressure from a section of the board, has been reinstated by the Ministry of Culture.
“Yes, she is back,” a senior official in the Ministry told The Hindu on Friday evening. Ms. Samson too confirmed that she is rejoining the Foundation as its director. “I don’t want to say anything more at this point,” she said.
Ms. Samson’s resigned following a stormy board meeting held on April 10, when some of the members reportedly questioned her continuance the post, citing her age (she is 61) and the CAG report that pointed to certain irregularities in Kalakshetra. Two days later, on April 12, she quit saying she did not wish to continue in such unpleasant circumstances.
The artist fraternity rose to her support and many members of the Board wrote to the Ministry demanding her reinstatement.