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Leela Samson quits Sangeet Natak Akademi

PTI New Delhi | Updated on October 10, 2014 Published on October 10, 2014

Leela Samson

Sangeet Natak Akademi chairperson Leela Samson has tendered her resignation from the post.

The Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, Shripad Yesso Naik, told PTI that she put in her papers on September 30 and her resignation has been accepted.

“We received her resignation on September 30 and it has been accepted by the Ministry,” Naik said.

However, he did not disclose the reason for Samson taking the step.

Samson, 62, who is also the Censor Board chairperson, was not available for comment.

The government had appointed Samson, an eminent Bharatnatyam dancer, as the chairperson of the Akademi in August 2010 for a period of five years.

Published on October 10, 2014
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