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Prakash (Perky), peacefully at his home in Canberra on 1st October 2012, aged 67, after a long formidable battle against cancer. Educated in India, he worked as a BBC correspondent in Delhi before coming to London in 1977 to join BBC Television News as its first Asian reporter, covering major events including Northern Ireland and significant terrorist incidents. In 1980 he moved to Sydney, Australia, as Defence Correspondent for ABC, becoming Head of News and Current Affairs and setting up a satellite service to Asia, before forming his own highly respected company, Media Gurus. Providing training in communication, he travelled the world lecturing and working with the Department of Defence. He is survived by his first wife Sharon and their son Kieran, and his beloved second wife, Sue, with whom he explored Australia and travelled regularly to UK and Europe. He will be greatly missed by his close friends, colleagues and relatives in UK, India and Australia. All will remember his professionalism, his enduring friendship and his sense of humour. He will leave an enormous gap in all our lives.
Published in The Times on Oct. 5, 2012.
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December 1, 2020
Mr Mirchandani participated in the most wonderful Radio Series ever created , in my opinion . ‘ Plain Tales From the Raj ‘ and ‘More Plain Tales from the Raj ‘ . His contribution was essential And his enthusiasm evident . It was with great sadness that we heard of his death . I have most of the recordings of the series but not all . Many many people the world over still try to buy the two series . I grew up in country NSW and as I am in my 70s listened to radio all my life ...hence I regard myself as a teeny expert on radio shows . It was the best show ever !
suzanne o'connor
October 28, 2012
Fond Memories.Inder Khiani, Canberra
October 12, 2012
We mourn his passing. A man of integrity, warmth, and a media professional of the highest order. Connie and Paul, Melbourne.
connie gregory
October 6, 2012
Didn't know Mr Mirchandani but remember him well as a journalist on TV - so sorry to hear of his passing.
October 5, 2012
With deep regret
Betty Isaacs
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