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Radio Presenter Ameen Sayani Passes Away At 91

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Radio presenter Ameen Sayani passes away at 91

Ameen Sayani’s voice was unforgettable for several generations of radio listeners. The popular former radio announcer achieved huge fame and fan following all across the Indian subcontinent for his show ‘Binaca Geetmala’ that hundreds tuned in to listen to. It featured the countdown of Bollywood songs of the day.

Ameen Sayani passed away on Tuesday.

He died in Mumbai after suffering a heart attack; he was 91. His son Rajil Sayani confirmed the news to a leading media source. Sayani’s funeral will take place on Thursday as the family is awaiting some relatives to reach Mumbai from other destinations who will take part in the funeral.

Rajil Sayani said his father suffered a heart attack on Tuesday night, after which they took him to HN Reliance Hospital, Mumbai, where he passed away. “The doctors at the hospital attended him but couldn’t save him and he was declared dead,” he informed.

Ameen Sayani’s Career

Ameen Sayani, whose unique introduction “Namaskar bhaiyon aur behno, main aapka dost Ameen Sayani bol raha hoon (Hello brothers and sisters, this is your friend Ameen Sayani)’ on Radio Ceylon evokes huge nostalgia for many generations even today. He was born in Mumbai on December 21, 1932.

Sayani was extremely popular for his show, Binaca Geetmala that was broadcast since 1952 over Radio Ceylon and later over Vividh Bharati (AIR) for an impressive 42 years.

Ameen Sayani has produced, compiled (or being the voice-over for) over 54,000 radio programmes and 19,000 spots or jingles since 1951.

He was also a part of various films through his lifetime, such as Bhoot Bungla, Teen Devian, Boxer, and Qatl. He appeared in the role of an announcer at events.

Tributes Pour In As Older Fans Experience Rush Of Fond Memories

Tributes have been pouring in on social media for Ameen Sayani whose voice-overs helped popularize All India Radio in India. “Binaca Geetmala would always remain eternal. Thank you for the music and memories. RIP, Ameen Sayani Saab,” tweeted a fan. “Have very fond memories of Binaca Geetmala during my childhood…Ameen Sayani was a legend at that time… rest in peace sir,” wrote another.

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