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Shekhar Sen to head Sangeet Natak Akademi
NEW DELHI, January 29: Eminent singer Shekhar Sen has been appointed the new Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the country's premier institution for the performing arts.

Mr. Sen is appointed for a five-year term.

His appointment takes immediate effect, according to an order issued by the Culture Ministry on Wednesday.

He was awarded the Padma Shri on Republic Day for his contribution to the arts.

The Akademi has been headless after earlier Chairperson Leela Samson, who was appointed by the UPA Government, quit on September 30 last year.