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Moean Mohammed

 

Moean Mohammed

Moean Mohammed H.G.M., is widely regarded as one of the greatest living legends in the Indian cultural field of Trinidad and Tobago. His climb to local and international fame, began on Radio Trinidad in the late 1950‘s. Has played a pioneering role in the introduction of local Indian programmes on ttt, initiating in 1962 the popular ’Indian Variety‘.

Internationally, Moean has appeared on radio and television in many countries of the world, including the U.S.A., Canada, and B.B.C. of London, England; All India Radio, India; Jamica, and Surinam. Has also presented several live cultural shows in the Americas, Europe, India and the Caribbean, including Guyana, Grenada, Jamaica and Surinam. In 1977 he delivered the feature address at the gold disco presentation of Kabhie Kabhie in Bombay.

A world-wide traveller Moean has met most of the prominent stars of the Indian screen: Amitab Bachan, Shashi Kapoor, Rishi, Dev Anand, Asha Parekh, Rakhee, Waheeda, to name just a few. Moean has also played a pivotal role in the presentation of many of the greatest artistes of India; Hemant Kumar, Manna Day, late Mohammed Rafi, late Mukesh, Talat, Enoch, Van Shipley, Babla, Geeta Dutt, and Jagit Singh, among others. No other radio and cultural worker has made a more magnificent contribution to the development and preservation of local Indian song and music as Moean has done.

No wonder government awarded him the Hummingbird Gold Medal in 1973 for his contribution to the development of Culture. Moean remains a living legend as broadcaster and cultural worker.