(Director of (FTII))
PUNE: Dharmendra Jai Narain took charge as the new director of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) on Tuesday.
Narain has succeeded Pankaj Rag, whose three-year term got over in February. Lead singer-composer of one of India's well-known pop-rock bands, The Aryans, the new FTII director is popularly known as D J Narain.
Narain belongs to the 1990 batch of Indian Information Service (IIS). An alumnus of IIT, Kanpur, Narain has also been associated with Pathfinders Lintas before joining the civil services.