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Veteran ballet dancer, eminent medico join Prasar Bharati board

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NEW DELHI: Veteran ballet dancer Mamata Shankar, renowned cardiac surgeon Sunil Kapoor and senior journalist George Verghese have been appointed members of the Prasar Bharati Board with immediate effect.

The new appointees are part of the six part-time members provided for under the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Act 1990 which was brought into force from September 1997.

Chaired by senior media expert MV Kamath and executive member BS Lalli, the board includes Chitra Mudgal and Bhupen Hazarika as part-time members.

Verghese, who has been working with news agency United News of India for the last 35 years, will be on the board for five years.

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