Vibhuti Narayan Rai appointed Hindi Varsity VC

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Wardha, Oct 29 (UNI) Noted author and senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Vibhuti Narayan Rai today took charge as Vice Chancellor of the Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University (MGIHU), based in Wardha in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.

Mr Rai, an officer of the 1975 batch of IPS, will have a tenure of five years, according to a MGIHU release. He was appointed recently consequent to the retirement of Prof G Gopinathan from the post in April last, it said.

Born on November 28, 1951, Mr Rai, an officer of the Uttar Pradesh (UP) cadre with the rank of Director General of Police (DGP), is on deputation to the university, the release said.

An accomplished writer in Hindi, Mr Rai's novel 'Shahar Mein Curfew' was widely acclaimed, and was translated into English, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Kannada and Marathi.

His other notable works include 'Ghar,' 'Tabadla,' ' Kissa Loktantra Ka,' 'Prem Ki Bhoot Katha' and 'Ek Chhatra Neta Ka Rojnamcha,' besides 'Sampradayik Dange Aur Bharatiya Police.' He has been editing 'Vartamaan Sahitya,' a journal dedicated to literature, for the last 18 years, and he is its founding editor as well.

Mr Rai took charge from Prof Atma Prakash Shrivastava, who was the acting VC since Prof Gopinathan's retirement, the release added.

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