In Conversation with Ameen Sayani Part-IBy kamla bhatt • Feb 19th, 2007
Category: Bollywood, Entertainment, Featured, Mumbai, People
Legendary broadcaster Mr. Ameen Sayaniâ€™s trademark voice is known to millions of people around the world. Many of us in India grew up listening to his Geet Mala and Bournvita Quiz Contest. Bournvita Quiz Contest began in 1972 and the show is still on although in a different avatar and platform, ie on TV.
A few weeks ago I spent a few delightful hours with Mr. Sayani in his studio in Colaba, Mumbai. Yes, he still continues to work and when I met him he was busy working on his website. He methodically went through each section of his website and listened to each audio sample that was being uploaded. He is meticulous and methodical in his work.
Mr. Sayani started his career in radio when he was seven years old and credits his older brother Hamid Sayani for his success. He is my mentor and taught me everything that I know about broadcasting he says.
In Part-I of our conversation we talk about his his early years, his brother Hamid Sayani, and Bournvita Quiz Contest.
Stay tuned and in the next few weeks we will have Part-II, Part-III and Part-IV etc of our conversation with Mr. Sayani.