SAHARA STAR, 16 JANUARY 2019

RABINDRA NARAYAN

MD & President, G Next Media Pvt. Ltd.

A Pioneer in the field of Punjabi television, Narayan was the leader of the team that launched first-ever Punjabi satellite channel – Punjabi World. He has played an important role in putting Gurbani on the World’s television map as the team led by him started beaming Gurbani Kirtan from Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, in 1998. He has been honoured with the Delhi State Punjabi Media Award by Delhi Government in 2003. He has also contributed his might to the cause of Punjabi theatre where he has worked as an actor, director, designer since 1983 with Dr. C.D. Sidhu, Gyan Shivpuri and others. He was also the General Secretary with Collegiate Drama Society which has staged over 2000 shows during the past three decades. His biggest achievement in theatre was the creation of the first-ever Punjabi sound-n-light multi-media stage show, Aazaadi Dey Taraaney, to commemorate the Golden Jublie of Indian Independence. Narayan has also been a respected journalist. He was the Editor with The Weekly SUN in the Nineties and before that he was Culture Editor with Sunday Mail. He was also a respected music and film critic during his stint as a journalist and wrote columns in various publications. He also pioneered the concept of Homecast in the Nineties where his specially-designed video magazine, THE HMV SHOW, used to premiere over 800 cable networks simultaneously. The first organised cable telecast of a made-for-cable entertainment show. He also directed several documentaries including the BLOOMS OF THE LOTUS for Doordarshan. Essentially a team man, Narayan continues to serve the cause of Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiyat through Punjabi Channels. Narayan is the Managing Director & President of G Next Media Pvt. Ltd which runs PTC NETWORK of channel worldwide and is well known as World’s Number One Punjabi television network.