KK Chakravarty new Lalit Kala Akademi chairman

KK Chakravarty, a retired bureaucrat who had steered the National Museum and other cultural institutions in the past, was named the new chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi.

Last Updated: Feb 12, 2013, 18:13 PM IST

New Delhi: KK Chakravarty, a retired bureaucrat who had steered the National Museum and other cultural institutions in the past, was on Tuesday named the new chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi.

President Pranab Mukherjee cleared the appointment of the 1970 batch IAS officer.

65-year-old Chakravarty will hold office till December 31, 2017 when he will complete 70 years of age, an official statement from the Ministry of Culture said.

Chakravarty had served the Madhya Pradesh government in several capacities and had been the member-secretary of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, director general of the National Museum, New Delhi and vice chancellor of the National Museum Institute.

PTI