Former BBC Asian Network Head, Vijay Sharma had been awarded The Radio Academy’s Fellowship Award in Leeds.
The award was handed out by Owen Bentley, one of the original founders of the Asian Network. The Fellowship is the Radio Academy’s highest honour for an individual’s dedication and contribution to the world of radio and broadcasting.
Roger Cutsforth, CEO of The Radio Academy said, “Sharma has contributed enormously to the radio industry and in particular, the BBC Asian network, leaving an important legacy for British Asian audiences. The Radio Academy is delighted to recognise that contribution in this most significant of years, the 100-anniversary of female suffrage in the UK.”