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Tuning success, Ameen Sayani way

PTI New Delhi | Updated on February 17, 2019

Legendary Ameen Sayani started his career as an English broadcaster but when he went for an audition for AIR’s Hindi section, he was told after the test that there are hints of English and Gujarati in his accent and he cannot be recruited. But Sayani was not someone to be disheartened and went on to become one of India’s most loved radio presenters.

Scriptwriter Rakesh Anand Bakshi has come out with a new book Let’s Talk on Air: Conversations with Radio Presenters in which he chronicles Sayani’s journey along with 13 other popular radio jockeys including Yunus Khan, Rohini, Mamta Singh, Sayema, Hrishikay Kannan, Anuraag ‘Picture’ Pandey and Anmol.

Sayani’s shows began to be hosted on Radio Ceylon (which was broadcast from Colombo) in December 1952.

Sayani has been aired on various stations throughout the world, from Vividh Bharati (All India Radio) to Red FM, Radio City, Big FM, Hum FM in the UAE, Spice Radio in the US, and the BBC in the UK.

Published on February 17, 2019

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