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President nominates 4 to Rajya Sabha

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Saturday nominated four eminent people, including noted Mansingh and Raghunath Mohapatra, to the Rajya Sabha.

The nominations which came four days ahead of the commencement of the monsoon session of Parliament also include three-time and Rakesh Sinha, an official release said.

Mansingh is among India's foremost exponents of the Bharatnatyam and Odissi dance forms. She is also a well-known choreographer, teacher,

Mohapatra is an internationally renowned authority on stone carving. He has contributed to the preservation of traditional sculpture and ancient monuments, and has worked on the beautification of the Sri Jagannath Temple, Puri.

His famous works include a six feet high statue of the Sun God carved in grey sandstone in the Central Hall of Parliament; and the Wooden Buddha, Buddha Temple,

Shakal, a three-time and farmer leader from Uttar Pradesh, is widely respected for championing the cause of labourers, migrants and the Dalit community.

While Sinha is a widely read and the Founder and Policy Foundation. He is also currently a member of the

The opposition is expected to press for early elections to the post of during the monsoon session as the post fell vacant after retirement of on July 1.



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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 13:22 IST