Former Sunrise Radio veteran broadcaster Sathi Ludhianvi has passed away at the age of 77.
Ludhianvi, real name Dr Mohan Singh Sathi, was born on 1st February 1941 in Ludhiana, Punjab. As well as having a passion for presenting, he was also a well known Punjabi poet and a good speaker. He came to the UK in early 60s did a lot to promote the Indian culture, great Immense contribution to the Punjabi literature, Doctor of Arts from University of East London, was awarded Sahit Sharomani Award from the Punjab Government, Media and Literature Award from India International Foundation, Media Award from House of Commons-London, Life time achievement award from Punjabi Academy, Leicester.
Former colleague and friend of Ludhianvi, Sarita Sabharwal, Head Of Programming at Lyca Radio and DilSe Radio, said, “He was a very humble, affectionate and polite human being, I was associated with him since 1991 on different radios and televisions. Last we worked together was on Dilse Radio where he hosted Let’s talk shows. He has left behind his wife Yash, Son Navin. His demise is a great loss to the broadcasting world.”
Lyca Radio presenter Anisa Nasir took to social media to express, “Still in shock. RIP Sathi Jee. A great human being. Intellectual. Loving and a very pleasant personality. Had the honour to work with you but you were more like a friend. You will be missed.”
Paying tribute to Ludhianvi, Sunrise Radio’s Managing Director, Tony Lit told BizAsiaLive.com, “I was extremely sad to hear of the passing of Sathi, he was always a thorough gentleman and friend, a true professional always so passionate about broadcasting and knowing the work he did in media had such a far reaching impact on his audience. Even though in recent years he was no longer broadcasting on Sunrise Radio, he was very much a part of the Sunrise Radio family and legacy and will be sorely missed by colleagues and listeners like. Rest in peace Sathi you will be missed always.”
Ludhianvi previously hosted Kismat Radio’s afternoon discussion show.