‘Kaul was the voice of Asians’


by AMIT ROY FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES PAY TRIBUTE TO BROADCAST ICON WARM tributes have been paid to the pioneering broadcaster Mahendra Kaul, who passed away in London last Wednesday (11), aged 95. For two decades, he was the face of BBC television programmes aimed at the first generation of immigrants from India and Pakistan. He arrived in the UK in 1961 as a programme producer for BBC External Services and then joined the broadcaster’s fledgling Asian Programmes Unit in 1966. Among the many tributes paid to him was one from Lord Navnit Dholakia, the Liberal Democrats deputy leader in the Lords,…

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