Veteran Hindi TV presenter and actor Manju Singh has died

Death of Manju Singh: The veteran Hindi TV presenter and actor died on Thursday (April 15) following cardiac arrest. The announcement of his death was made by lyricist, singer and screenwriter Swanand Kirkire who took to Twitter on April 16. He also recalled the time he spent working with her for Doordarshan.

Talking about how she supported him in his career, he explained that she was the one who brought him to Mumbai and gave him his first writing opportunity. He wrote, “Manju ji brought me from Delhi to Mumbai to write his show Swaraj for Doordarshan!”

Many social media users took to Twitter to mourn his death. For example, one of the social media users shared her experience of working with Manju Singh as a child artist: “As a child artist, I had the privilege of working with Manju Aunty, I had 11 years old and my dad was producing kids stories on audio tapes in 85..It was my first exposure to the world and aunt manju was like a mother to all the kids.A beautiful soul.

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Learn more about Manju Singh

  • She was the woman behind the notable shows Swaraj, Ek Kahani, Show Time among others.
  • She was affectionately called ‘didi’.
  • She also worked as the presenter of the children’s show, Khel Khilone, which ran for seven years.
  • She also appeared in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Golmaal. She tried the character of Ratna there.
  • On his show, Singh used to highlight national, social and cultural issues.
  • She began her career as a television producer in 1983 with Show Time.
  • Ek Kahani, one of his shows, was based on literary short stories from several regional languages.
  • She rose to fame with her docu-drama series Adhikar based on women’s legal rights, according to a report.
  • A spirituality show called Samyakta: True Insight was also part of her kitty.
  • She was also widely known for her contribution to the creative arts and the field of education and was appointed as a member of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) by the Government of India.
  • Singh has been associated with numerous international film festivals for children and young adults


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