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Karan Singh quits IGNCA Board of Trustees

delhi Updated: Jun 20, 2007 21:41 IST
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Rajya Sabha member Karan Singh has quit from the board of trustees of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) citing "personal" reasons.

Singh, who had sent his resignation to Union Culture Minister Ambika Soni three days back, said in his resignation letter that he was busy with many other things.

The letter, which was read on Tuesday at the meeting of the newly-constituted board of the cultural body, mentions that as he has many preoccupations he has not been able to devote his time to the organisation.

But Singh said he would always be available and ready to extend support to the centre.

The ten-member board of the IGNCA elected former IFS officer Chinmaya Gharekhan as its president.

He succeeds Kapila Vatsyayan, who had resigned from the post citing health and personal reasons, in March this year.

The board of the IGNCA was reconstituted on May 17 and met yesterday for the first time.

The board of the IGNCA, an autonomous body funded by the Union Culture Ministry, includes Vatsyayan, Ratan Tata, Kanti Baijal, former bureaucrat Salman Haider and K K Chakravarty, who is the member secretary.