Kashmir born NRI broadcaster Mahendra Kaul passes away

London, Publish Date: Jul 12 2018 12:48AM | Updated Date: Jul 12 2018 12:48AM

Eminent Indian-origin broadcaster and journalist Mahendra Kaul died here today, following a brief illness. He was 95.

Kaul, who had been ill for some time, passed away peacefully at his home early this morning, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Rajni and daughter Kalyani Kaul, a prominent judge based in London.

Born in Srinagar, Kaul began his career with Radio Kashmir and went on to make his mark as a broadcaster with the All India Radio.

Following a stint with Voice of America in Washington, he joined the immigrants programme unit of the BBC in London, producing two weekly TV programmes for South Asian viewers for nearly two decades.

"It is very sad to hear of the passing of this great human being and friend. He was a pillar of the Indian community and the first Indian who raised the image and profile of India and Indians in the UK," said leading NRI industrialist Lord Sawraj Paul.

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