Fayyaz Sheheryar is the youngest ever Director General of All India Radio. Although he had been holding additional charge of the channel for almost two years, it was only earlier this year that he was formalized in this post by Prasar Bharati after getting the green signal from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Sheheryar is also the only person from Jammu and Kashmir to have ever headed All India Radio. An officer of Indian Broadcasting (Programme) Service, Sheheryar has served in diverse ethno-linguistic zones through Akashvani and Doordarshan since 1981 in various capacities. He had succeeded R Venkateswarlu who had taken charge of the post for a brief period of three months on retirement of Leela Dhar Mandloi who had retired towards 2013-end.Sheheryar has served on very senior posts in Doordarshan and AIR in various parts of the country, and is credited with the launch of the Urdu channel. Apart from Jammu, Sheheryar has also served as Station Director of Jalandhar (AIR). He was then moved to Radio Kashmir Srinagar as its Director in 1999. He also served for some time in Doordarshan, Jammu, as its Director DDK, Jalandhar. In an exclusive interview, Sheheryar answered various questions relating to future plans and particularly how AIR is gearing itself to cope with growing competition.
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