Mr. Ashok Vajpeyi(Member)
Lalit Kala Akademi
Ashok Vajpeyi (born 1941) is an Indian poet in Hindi, essayist, literary-cultural critic, apart from being a noted cultural administrator, and a former civil servant. He remained the Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi India's National Academy of Arts, Ministry of Culture, Govt of India, 2008-2011. He has published over 23 books of poetry, criticism and art, and was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award given by Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, in 1994 for his poetry collection, Kahin Nahin Wahin. Over the years he served Secretary of Culture, Union Ministry of Culture, and as Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya; chairman, Bharat Bhavan Trust; trustee, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA); member, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), and executive board member of the Sangeet Natak Akademi.] He has won the Dayavati Modi Kavi Shekhar Samman, 1994, and the Kabir Samman (2006).