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Educationist Chitra Naik no more

DNPUN34665 | 12/25/2010 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :340



Well-known educationist and former chairperson of Indian Institute of Education (IIE), Chitra Jayant Naik, passed away after a long illness on Friday. She was 82. She is survived by niece, Aruna Giri.
She was suffering from a heart ailment and breathed her last at KEM Hospital on Friday evening.
Former member of the Planning Commission, she took IIE to new heights. It was founded by her husband, the late JP Naik.
Born on July 15, 1918, she earned a doctorate in education from Mumbai. She worked in various capacities, including that of director of National Institute of Basic Education, New Delhi; chairperson of the non-formal education committee of the Union human resource development ministry; and member of the National Lite
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