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 10th of September 2020. “His experience would help artists and students,” says Union Culture Minister.
Mr. Patel announced the appointment via a tweet, saying Mr. Rawal’s experience would help artists 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 has been appointed for a four-year term, Nitin Tripathi, the Culture Minister’s media advisor, said in a tweet.
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