‘India’s first radio jockey Gopal Sharma dies, breathes last at age 88

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Updated Sat, 23 May 2020 03:45 PM IST

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Radio Ceylon veteran commentator and host Gopal Sharma died at the age of 88. He is called India’s first radio jockey. Gopal Sharma breathed his last on Friday at his residence in Borivali, Mumbai.

Gopal Sharma was born in Chandpur, Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh. In 1956, he joined Radio Ceylon which is the oldest radio station in Asia. Radio Ceylon used to be very popular in the 1950-60s. Gopal Sharma worked at Radio Ceylon for over 11 years. After this he continued to do other shows and shows related to film music. In 1958-59, he hosted a show ‘Kal Aaj Aaj’.

In 1967, Gopal Sharma arrived in Mumbai. Later joining Vividh Bharati, he performed several programs on radio. Apart from radio, he used to do stage shows. Also he gave his voice in many documentaries.

Gopal Sharma started his program by saying ‘Friends of the world of the voice …’. In a way, this line had become his identity. In 2007, his autobiography was also published under the same name.

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Radio Ceylon veteran commentator and host Gopal Sharma died at the age of 88. He is called India’s first radio jockey. Gopal Sharma breathed his last on Friday at his residence in Borivali, Mumbai.

Gopal Sharma was born in Chandpur, Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh. In 1956, he joined Radio Ceylon which is the oldest radio station in Asia. Radio Ceylon used to be very popular in the 1950-60s. Gopal Sharma worked at Radio Ceylon for over 11 years. After this he continued to do other shows and shows related to film music. In 1958-59, he hosted a show ‘Kal Aaj Aaj’.

In 1967, Gopal Sharma arrived in Mumbai. Later joining Vividh Bharati, he performed several programs on radio. Apart from radio, he used to do stage shows. Also he gave his voice in many documentaries.

Gopal Sharma started his program by saying ‘Friends of the world of the voice …’. In a way, this line had become his identity. In 2007, his autobiography was also published under the same name.

Madhavan salutes the stars who returned to make India self-reliant ‘Swades’

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