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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Obituary : Sri Rajendra Prasad former Dy. Director General (Program), A scholar and an outstanding broadcaster is no more




Sri Rajendra Prasad Former Dy. Director General (Program) and one of the most popular and successful program officers of AIR passed away at 11.00 am on 26-06-2020 at Kanpur. He had joined as Engineering Assistant at AIR Ranchi in 1955. After about 4 years he got selected as PEX and moved to program wing. He served at Varnasi, Kolkata, Jaipur and Allahbad as PEX. His programmes for armed forces from Guwahati - Troops , later Fauzi Bhaiyon ke Lye was very popular. He served as ASD at AIR Lucknow and then moved to AIR Chattarpur as Station Director. His contributions were enoromous and he became an extremely popular figure in region. His program on popilarising science - Vigyan Vatayan was another mile stone. As SD he also served at Allahbad, RatnagiriJaipur, Jallandhar and Lucknow. Dhrohar Kirti Kalash - a program on cultural heritage of India was another great contribution from him. His last tenure at AIR was Guwahati where he worked as Regional DDG ( Now termed as ADG P) and contributed immensely.  Shri Rajendra Prasad served as a very successful Program officer at AIR and is remembered with exceptionally great respect by his colleagues .

PB Parivar Volunteer talked to his youngest son Shri MLSrivastava and offered condolences. Shri Mukunda lal is an IFS officer serving as Principal Secretary, Forest and Enviornment and Principal Conservator of Forest, Sikkim. His eldest son Shri Kanhya lal is a senior UP PSC officer at Kanpur and the middle son Shri RK Lal is an IRTS officer serving as PCCM at western Railways, Mumbai.
For those who knew Sri Prasadji .... His son Sri Mukundlal Srivastava can be reached on his mobile: 98681 07271.

Some of the early condolences we received .....
 
Sri Rajendra Prasad hailed from Jaunpur in UP. A scholar and an outstanding broadcaster. Remebering him Shri Thiruvengadam writes " His 'Fauji Bhaiyon' program broadcast live from AIR Guwahati in the years 70-72, was a great hit with our armed forces. It peaked during the 1971 war. Letters would flood the station. We both were PEXs in the station. I have lost a great friend. "

Rajeev Kumar Shukla writes 1980 के दशक के पूर्वार्द्ध में श्रद्धेय राजेन्द्र प्रसाद जी आकाशवाणी, छतरपुर के केन्द्र निदेशक थे और हम तत्कालीन मध्य प्रदेश के अन्य केन्द्रों पर पदस्थ लोगों को भी कार्यक्रम समन्वय बैठकों तथा अन्य समागमों में उनके सरल हृदय और ज्ञान-गम्भीर व्यक्तित्व को देखने, जानने और उनसे सीखने का भी सुयोग नियमित प्राप्त होता रहता था। उनकी पुण्य स्मृति को सादर नमन और विनीत श्रद्धांजलि।

Patanjali Maduskar Shocking news. He was S.D.@A.I.R.Ratnagiri. May His soul rest in peace.

Deb Kumar Misra Very sad. I had the privilege of working with him in Cuttack, sometime in 87- 88. Lots of memories, involving him flash across now. May his soul rest in peace.

 
Prasar Bharati Parivar condoles the demise of Sri Rajendra Prasad and prays for the peace of the departed soul.

Source: Sh. Thiruvengadam, Parvesh Ankar

3 comments:

  1. Shri Rajendra Prasadji also worked in AIR Rajkot. I in remembrance and recollection of his great love and affection for me have sent a message to his bereaved son and excerpts from it is as follows..

    I know your father very well. I was station Engineer in SPT Rajkot and he was SD in AIR , a diffetent office. He requested for allotment on a temporary basis staff quarter of SPT in Jamnagar Road , meant only for SPT staff working in transmitter 45 Kms away. Since two quarters were vacant the one just opposite to my quarter was allotted to him.

    He was basically a very kind hearted and well read person. He discussed with me not only many thought provoking matters but also shared a lot of his family information and issues . This may not be surprising to you as it one of his outspoken qualities ! But if not, I consider myself more fortunate than any of you , as he chose me to share with !

    Your mother offered me नाश्ता many a times and your parents took part in all colony celebrations. I can not forget his another ADVICE to me to get married narrating his wishful thinking of ( when he was of my age ) ' his getting married soon and take his son on his lap and rejoice ! ' ( this is in his very own words ) . And asked me , 'don't you get such a desire ? ' !

    May his soul rest in peace. Again my hearty condolences to you and all family members .


    G NATARAJAN

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  2. Thank you for sharing this.

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  3. अत्यंत दुखद समाचार।
    ईश्वर उनकी आत्मा को श्री चरणों स्थान प्रदान करे तथा परिवार को इस गहन दुःख को सहन करने की शक्ति प्रदान करें।
    जिन कार्यक्रमों से वे जुड़े थे, वे पूरे देश में बेहद लोकप्रिय हुआ करते थे तथा उनके स्तर से कोई भी समझौता नहीं किया जाता था, सभी कार्यक्रम उच्च स्तरीय हुआ करते थे...
    ॐ शान्ति 💐
    डॉ गिरीश चन्द्र शर्मा
    बिरला विद्या मंदिर,
    नैनीताल।

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