Budha Rashmi Mani Appointed as Director General of National Museum (Download PDF)

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Archaeologist Dr. Budha Rashmi Mani was appointed as Director General (DG) of National Museum for the period of 3 years or till attainment of age 70. The appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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About Budha Rashmi Mani

  • In 2015, Budha Rashmi Mani is retired as Additional Director General (ADG) of the ASI.
  • Budha Rashmi Mani is BHU (Banaras Hindu University) graduate and holds PhD on the Kushanas.
  • In his 30 archaeological career, he led excavations in:

    • Haryana
    • Delhi
    • Uttar Pradesh
    • Jammu and Kashmir
  • In Ayodhya, he had led the excavation team in the disputed Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in 2003.
  • Budha Rashmi Mani is also serving as the General Secretary of the Indian Archaeological Society (IAS).
  • He manages the journal Puratattva of IAS.

About National Museum

  • National Museum is also known as the National Museum of India.
  • National Museum is one of the largest museums in India.
  • It works under the Union Ministry of Culture.
  • This museum was established in 1949 and is located at Janpath and Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi.
  • It grips variety of articles ranging from pre-historic period to modern works of art.
  • The museum has around 200,000 works of art, both of Indian and foreign basis and it’s covering over 5,000 years.
  • There are various departments in the National Museum like:

Departments in the National Museum

Departments in the National Museum


Arms & Armour



Decorative Arts



Central Asian Antiquities

Public Relations

Numismatics & Epigraphy

Pre-Columbian Art





- Published/Last Modified on: July 26, 2016

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