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Ameen Sayani Biography: Age, Career, Networth, Death Cause and More

Iconic radio announcer Ameen Sayani breathed his last in a Mumbai hospital on Tuesday night. His son Rajil Sayani has confirmed the news.

Ameen Sayani Biography: Age, Career, Networth, Death Cause and More

This month, some good and some bad news is coming out in the world of glamor and parallel to it. Recently, the news of the demise of famous actor Rituraj Singh came out, which shocked the people of the film industry. Now another sad news has come out from the entertainment world. Radio/Vivid Bharati's most famous talk show announcer and host Ameen Sayani has passed away. Ameen Sayani's death is said to be a heart attack.

The news of Ameen Sayani's death has created sadness among his fans. For a long time, he contributed to the world of radio. Ameen Sayani's demise is being considered the end of an era in the world of radio. In this episode, we will take a look at his biography. From Ameen Sayani's childhood to his journey in radio.

Ameen Sayani was the most famous announcer on the radio.

Ameen Sayani was 91 years old when he died. He was born in a family associated with the world of literature. Ameen Sayani's mother used to publish a newspaper named 'Rahbar'. Brother Hamid Sayani was also a radio announcer. It was my brother who introduced Ameen to All India Radio, Bombay. He worked here for about 10 years. In 1952, Ameen joined Radio Ceylon.

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'Binaca Geetmala' broke all the records of success

Ameen worked for 42 years in Radio Ceylon and then Vividh Bharati. He was the most famous and oldest announcer on radio. His program 'Binaca Geetmala' broke all the records of success. It was the first music countdown show of Indian film music. When this show based on popular film songs started, it became popular among the people in a short time. People used to look forward to hearing it every week.

The first show of 'Binaca Geetmala' started in 1952. The melodious songs and charming style of Ameen Sayani won the hearts of the people. The success of the show made Ameen a household name as a radio player.

Many records registered in the name of Ameen Sayani

Ameen Sayani has a record in his name for producing/composing/voiceover more than 54,000 radio programs. Ameen's name is also recorded in the Limca Book of Records for providing voice for approximately 19,000 jingles.

Worked in films also

Ameen Sayani's love for radio was so great that he played roles based on it in films too. He has worked as an announcer in films like 'Bhoot Bangla', 'Teen Deviyan', 'And Katal'. Kumar's Filmy Sude' based on stars was also a very popular show on radio.

Ameen Sayani Family

Ameen Sayani breathed his last in a hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday night. His son Rajil Sayani has confirmed the news. He said that Ameen Sayani had suffered a heart attack, after which he said goodbye to the world. Regarding the funeral, his son said that he will give an update on it soon. In this hour of grief, along with Ameen Sayani's family, his fans are also in shock.

Akashvani paid tribute

Akashvani, his extended family, has expressed grief over the demise of Ameen Sayani. Paying tribute to him, All India Radio said, "One of the most brilliant presenters, Ameen Sayani has passed away. He was the iconic presenter of the radio show Binaca Geetmala. May his soul rest in peace."

This story of Ameen Sayani is famous with Amitabh Bachchan

One of these stories is with Amitabh Bachchan. Big B is today famous as the 'Great Hero of the Century'. Everyone knows that he is an 'accidental actor'. Amitabh Bachchan wanted to start his career as a radio broadcaster, but after things did not work out here, he chose the path of acting.

Amitabh has told in many interviews that in the initial days of his career, he wanted to give an interview on the radio, but Ameen had refused to take his audition. According to Amitabh, if Ameen had taken his audition, he too could have been a famous broadcaster today. This statement of Big B went viral and along with it, this story also went viral. However, this is a one-sided truth. The whole story was told by Ameen Sayani in an interview given to Filmfare.

Ameen Sayani's other side of the story

Ameen Sayani had said that when Amitabh Bachchan revealed this, he was also surprised as to when this happened. Ameen had said- I was very impressed by his performance and voice in the film 'Anand'. I decided to promote his film. But then reminded myself that there is no need to be so stupid. This guy will be a hit anyway. In those days, Amitabh Bachchan used to date Jaya Bhaduri.

Ameen had said that once Amitabh and Jaya along with Gulzar Sahab had come to Rishikesh to record a program with him. 15 years later, when Amitabh Bachchan was invited as the chief guest at the Radio and Television Advertising Practitioners Association (RAPA) awards show, in his speech he talked about auditioning for radio and getting rejected there.

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'My clients would have been with them'

Ameen told me that after this award show, I talked to my wife Rama (who used to work in Radio Ceylon) and asked who Amitabh was talking about. At that time it was only our company and I don't remember when I met Amitabh. He told me that there was a man who had come to meet me. Then I remembered that the secretary had told me that a man had come, who was telling his name as Amitabh Bachchan. Then I told him to make an appointment. When he came the second time, he was still without an appointment. I apologized saying that I didn't have time.

Ameen said that whatever happened, happened for the good. I liked Amitabh's voice. If I had selected them and given them the work, my clients would have gone to them and I would have been on the road. Then the world also does not get the 'great hero of the century'.