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Saturday, August 26, 2017

भावपूर्ण श्रद्धांजलि : Remembering Shri MC Aggarwal, former E-in-C, AIR on his first death anniversary



Shri M. C. Aggarwal, former Engineer in Chief All India Radio had passed away today, one year ago i.e. on 26.08.2016. Shri Aggarwal was not keeping well for quite some time.

Shri Aggarwal, a 1972 batch IB(E)S Officer, had been actively involved in the planning and design of MW, SW & FM transmitting systems of All India Radio for about 25 years. Shri Aggarwal had also made valuable contribution in Doordarshan by conceptualizing and implementing 30 DTH channels of Doordarshan in a time-bound manner, which was later extended to 50 channels under his supervision and guidance. Shri Aggarwal had also worked as the Head of the Planning & Development Unit of All India Radio, which is responsible for implementing the grand plan for digitalization, before getting elevated to the post of Engineer-in-Chief. 

He will always be remembered as an utmost honest and upright officer in AIR fraternity. Fayyaz Sheheryar, Director Genearal All India Radio, while condoling the demise of Shri MC Aggarwal had written - ........ In an uncongenial atmosphere marked by asphyxiation, MCA spoke when most of his colleagues chose silence, he advocated changing technology for fast changing India when the then masters understood just the revenue generation at the expense of much cherished Public Service Broadcasting....... ... 

Prasar Bharati Parivar pays emotional tribute to him on his first death anniversary . Members can also pay tributes by offering comments below the post.

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