Shaoli Mitra Quits As Chief Of Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi


Kolkata: Theatre personality Shaoli Mitra today resigned from the post of chairperson of Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi.

The West Bengal Bangla Akademi is the official authority on Bengali language and is responsible for compiling dictionaries and promoting the language. There was no communication from the department or the minister in past one month.The state-run organisation lacks manpower and people are not hired even on contractual basis, she said.

Shaoli Mitra, a Padma Shri awardee and daughter of maestros Sambhu Mitra and Tripti Mitra, had taken over as the chairperson of the regulatory body after Mahasweta Devi, the late literateur and social activist resigned from the post in 2012.

She had been among those who stood by Mamata Banerjee during the Nandigram and Singur agitations when the Trinamool Congress was in the opposition.In the past too she had offered to resign on the same grounds.