New Delhi: Noted lyricist Javed Akhtar was on Friday nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the President. The President can nominate 12 persons who have excelled in various fields to the Upper House.
The four others nominated are Ram Dayal Munda, Bhalchandra Mungekar and B. Jayashree and former Union Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar according to an official statement.
The nomination has been made against the vacancies caused by the retirement of nominated members, the release added.
First Published: Friday, March 19, 2010, 18:21