Everything he did, he enhanced
with his puckish sense of humour that lit up any
occasion or event to add sparkle to it.
fumbling for a pithy remark or a spicy joke, he made
every broadcast, speech or conversation memorable.
Throughout his life, he has been a bridge between
three major cultures: Indian, African and British.
Born in Punjab, India, he migrated to Kenya in
his youth and soon made his mark in broadcasting to
become a living legend in this sphere.
Moving to Britain in his prime, he worked hard to
establish himself in radio and TV.
Sheer merit, talent and hard work made him a
household name among the East African Indians in the
United Kingdom and the larger Indian diaspora as
In his professional capacity, he interviewed
legions of celebrities, stars, poets, singers,
politicians and spiritual leaders.
Some celebrities became his good friends and he
was drawn to gurus and spiritual places.
An avid traveler, he visited almost all of
western Europe, North America, Middle and Far East
with regular trips to India and a special journey to
Pakistan for Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Guru