'India's first radio jockey Gopal Sharma dies, breathes last at age 88

'India's first radio jockey Gopal Sharma dies, breathes last at age 88

Gopal Sharma, veteran commentator and host of Radio Ceylon, died at the age of 88. He is called India's first radio jockey.


Gopal Sharma, veteran commentator and host of Radio Ceylon, died at the age of 88. He is called India's first radio jockey. Gopal Sharma breathed his last at his residence in Borivali, Mumbai on Friday.

Gopal Sharma was born in Chandpur, Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh. In 1956, he joined Radio Ceylon which is the oldest radio station in Asia. Radio Ceylon used to be very popular in the 1950–60s. Gopal Sharma worked in Radio Ceylon for 11 years. He then continued to do other shows involving film music. In 1958–59, he hosted a show 'Kal Aaj Ka'.

Gopal Sharma arrived in Mumbai in 1967. Later joining Vividh Bharati, he performed several programs on radio. Apart from radio, he also used to do stage shows. He also lent his voice in several documentaries.

Gopal Sharma started his program by saying 'Awaaz ki duniya ki dosti ...'. In a way, this line had become his identity. In 2007, his autobiography was also published under the same name.

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