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Remembering television legend Prof Naazish of Jamia’s MCRC

The death of Professor Naazish Husaini of Jamia’s AJKMCRC has been mourned on the social media. Some of her students remembered her and paid tribute. Mass Communication 2015 batch student Junaid Hussain Khan wrote this on his timeline:

“कल जब मैं पटना के सफ़र पर निकल रहा था तब पता चला मेरी माँ जैसी प्रोफ़ेसर Naazish Hussaini साहिबा के ज़िन्दगी का सफ़र ख़त्म हो गया। Ma’am आपने हमें 2 सालों में कितना कुछ सिखाया इसको बताने में वक़्त और लफ्ज़ कम पड़े। आप लगातार बीमारियों से जूझते हुए भी हमारे मुस्तकबिल को सँवारने के लिए हर वक़्त लगी रहती थीं।

Also, he shared old photo of the Professor.

According to a post on Jamia’s official website, Professor Naazish Husaini was an eminent television professional.

“She completed her M. Phil. in 1973, after securing first place in her Master’s in Science. With Junior and Senior Fellowships from CSIR under her belt, she went on for professional training at the prestigious FTII, Pune and NHK, Japan. Later, she received commonwealth bursary for studying trends of broadcasting in the United Kingdom.

“Prof. Nazish Husaini worked in television for over two decades as a broadcaster and director/producer. Having begun at UNICEF, she soon joined Doordarshan as Science Producer in 1975. She supervised as director the onset of DD Metro, an entertainment channel that enjoyed commercial success in the face of stiff challenge from private channels. She also worked as joint director UGC for educational programs, and was recognized as the key person responsible for launching “Countrywide Classroom Programmes.”

“In 1997, she joined Star Plus as Senior Vice President Programming, responsible for the Content and promotion of the Channel. Last 5 years she has produced /creative/executive director of a serial on Doordarshan. Her documentary made for Asian development bank was showcased for Harvard faculty recently,” said her profile.

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