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Baldev Sharma appointed as chairman of National Book Trust

Mar 3, 2015 13:05 IST

Union Ministry of Human Resource Development on 2 March 2015 appointed Baldev Sharma as chairman of National Book Trust (NBT).

He is a former Panchajanya editor. He replaced A. Sethumadhavan.

A. Sethumadhavan resigned six months earlier. He was appointed in September 2012.

Panchajanya is an Indian weekly newspaper published by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Hindi. It was launched by RSS pracharak Deendayal Upadhyaya in 1948 in Lucknow.

The weekly was launched on 14 January 1948, the day of Makara Sankranthi. Its first editor was Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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