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Paresh Rawal to head National School of Drama

Paresh Rawal. File  

Actor and former BJP MP Paresh Rawal has been appointed as the chairperson of the National School of Drama society by President Ram Nath Kovind, Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel said on Thursday.

Mr. Patel announced the appointment via a tweet, saying Mr. Rawal’s experience would help artistes and students of the NSD. Mr. Rawal, who served one term as the Ahmedabad East MP from 2014-2019, is a recipient of the Padma Shri award.

The post had been vacant since playwright Ratan Thiyam’s tenure ended in 2017. Mr. Rawal had been appointed for a four-year term, Nitin Tripathi, Culture Minister’s media advisor, said in a tweet.

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