Keith Vaz establishes Internship in memory of broadcaster Rishi Modi

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A Media and Broadcasting Internship has been established in memory of a young much loved radio personality who died suddenly after he contracted a fatal illness.

Rishi Modi from Leicester, UK was visiting relatives in Kenya when he was admitted to hospital in Nairobi with COVID 19 related symptoms he died on Monday 7th December 2020. He was only 35 years of age. For many years he was a immensely popular radio host with the Leicester based station Sabras Radio.

Now an media and broadcasting internship has been established in his name. The internship will be open to those with an interest in broadcasting and who are studying for a degree in media and broadcasting to give them practical experience of the broadcasting and media world.

The initiative has been established by Keith Vaz Britain’s longest serving Asian origin MP who met Rishi during his time as one of Leicester’s MPs. Mr Vaz now presents a weekly flagship current affairs programme for Lyca Radio 1458 in London, UK called ‘Talking Points’.

Keith Vaz said, “Everyone is shocked and grief stricken by Rishi’s death. It is a tragedy for his family and friends and the community of Leicester and beyond where he was loved and celebrated. This Internship which will bear his name will encourage young British budding talented broadcasters to follow in his footsteps and acknowledge as he did that the media is a force for good. Through his short and vibrant life he would have created a great legacy for the future. In this profound way Rishi’s talent will still be remembered and recognised.”

Details of the Internship which will include part of the placement taking place in a news outlet in Kenya will be announced in the New Year.

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