Friday, February 12, 2016

LEGENDARY BROADCASTER K K NAYYAR AND KASHMIR


                                                                                               
                                                                         



K K NAYYAR

As announcer , he had a golden voice that Exhaled the fragrance of Urdu language. He was a contemporary of Anzar Ahmed , Mariam Kazmi, Jamshed Jahaan, Zubair Rizvi and many others who were once topnotch announcers of AIR’s Urdu service. As its station director, he did what many others could not do to Radio kashmir Srinagar.Prior to joining Radio kashmiri , he worked as Assitant Station Director Doordarshan Srinagar . He is  an Alumni of Government college Hoshiarpur Punjab .


Always leading from the front,He gave a new life to the Station. His interviews were a real treat that opened all the hidden facets of the personalities that he interviewed. I specifically remember his interview of Amitabh Bachan and Malika e Tarranum Noor Jahaan .  His interview of  Firaq Gorakhpuri for Lucknow Doordarshan touched heights of popularity. And for recording Noor Jahhaan , He went all the way to Lahore.


Even with not so good health , he remains busy as Patron of an organization known as MEDIA NEST  ( Media for children ) that works for children .



He has many stories to tell you about many personalities that he met during the course of his official duties . One such story relates to Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru . He adds:
“ Pandit ji   was a Great Personality . I met  Nehru ji  not once but twice at public rallies. The second time I  got closer for taking his autograph. But that moment , i had no paper or notepad so i simply extended a ten rupee note towards Paditji. Panditji looked up, took the note and put it in the donation box. He then asked me  for another note, signed and returned to me  with a smile.”


Adds Abdul Rashid Dullo  from kashmir :
“I can not forget him interviewing Late Sikander Bakht, the then Union Industries Minister alongwith Zuber Rizvi. It was through this interview I came to know about the class and caliber of Sikander Bakht and it was in this interview that even K K Nayar was impressed by Bakht's understanding of urdu and its evolution.”
Adds Shri Bhushan Kaul from Jammu  :
 He was with charming personalty and sweet  language. He looked very handsome with his stylish grey hair. I was shooting in Indore a few sequences of our Documentary " Decade of Achievement " for National telecast. Mr Nayyar was station Director of Indore Radio Station. He made us very comfortable at his own official residence. I still remember that he had accident and had plaster to his one arm. On our leaving day he prepared breakfast for us with his one arm plastered. I will never forget that day and his way of hospitality.
None to match this legendary Broadcaster who retired as DDG AIR.Kashmir still remains close to his heart even if people forgot him.As a demonstration of this love , he  named his Lucknow House  as CHINAR ( A popular , tall and graceful Tree in  kashmir).

Gubaar e Raah Chalaa saathh Yeh Bhi Kyaa kam Hai 

Safar mein aur koyee Humsafar mile na mile ..

( Autar Mota )

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2 comments:

  1. I remember K.K.Nayyar interviewing Dalip Kumar around 1972. It was a divine conversation. I shall be grateful if any link of this interview can be mailed to me to my email :rajpremnath@gmail.com

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