In a rather strange development, former India cricketer Chetan Chauhan was on Friday appointed chairman of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).
As per the NIFT Act 2006, “An eminent academician, scientist or technologist or professional, to be nominated by the Visitor” can be appointed chairperson of the Board of Governors (BoG).
Chauhan will remain in this position for a period of three years.
The Twitterati though had a good laugh at the expense of Sunil Gavaskar’s former batting partner.
Former cricketer Chetan Chauhan is appointed as NIFT chief by Modi govt, next we will see @ManishMalhotra as BCCI chief! 😀 ;P
— Sourabh (@sourabh_100) June 18, 2016
Chetan Bhagat – dance show judge
Chetan Chauhan – chairman of NIFT
Now Chetan Sharma should become coach to improve India’s death bowling
— Sagar Kasam (@sagarcasm) June 18, 2016
Ex-Cricketer Chetan Chauhan is Chief of NIFT.
Love his fashion.
Here he is in Shikari Shambhu’s new Fall collection. pic.twitter.com/PLzBo0i9n2
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) June 18, 2016
After Gajendra chauhan for FTII, Chetan Chauhan for NIFT, abt time we made Annu Kapoor the head of ISRO. #IssLaunchPeKuchNahiBolneKa
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) June 18, 2016
When nita ambani can be IOC member then why chetan chouhan cant be NIFT chief.
— arnab (@justicearnab) June 18, 2016
Smriti heads HRD
Gajendra heads FTII
Nihalani heads CBFC
Chetan Chauhan heads NIFT
Why shouldn’t Sunny Deol head MoD?#MeraDeshBadalRahaHai
— Sanjiv Bhatt (IPS) (@sanjivbhatt) June 18, 2016