New Delhi: Sangeet Natak Akademi chairperson Leela Samson has tendered her resignation from the post.
The Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, Shripad Yesso Naik, said that she put in her papers on September 30, 2014 and her resignation has been accepted.
"We received her resignation on Sept. 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.