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Shawkat Hashmi

Shawkat Hashmi

Email Shawkat direct: shawkat.hashmi@bbc.co.uk

What's your first memory?

Flying a kite from the roof top of my house in Bangladesh, suddenly I lost the grip of my kite. I was very upset so my mum bought me candies to make me happy.

First record you bought?

First record I bought was YMCA by The Village People.

Your favourite three songs?

Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain by Lata Mangeshkar & Udit Narayan.

Right Here Right Nowby Abhishek Bachchan & Sunidhi Chauhan.

Dil Lutrya by Jazzy B & Apachie Indian

Who's been your best interviewee & why?

My best interviewee was international cricketer Imran Khan. This was my first and most memorable interview. Being a celebrity he was very friendly and the interview was used by other BBC Radio stations.

What's the most embarrassing thing you've said on-air?

On my programme I was talking to a listener, she praised my programme and my voice and abruptly proposed me for marriage, I was really embarrassed!

What's been your career highlight?

Career highlight was when I presented for BBC Radio 5 Live the Bangladesh cricket tour in England - two hours of debate and discussion which was broadcast live for BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio Bangladesh.

How do you spend your time away from the microphone?

I take some time to play badminton and cricket also I produce and organise Asian programmes for BBC Radio Sheffield and the BBC's Asian Network.

Favourite place in South Yorkshire or North Derbyshire - and why?

Favourite place is Ringinglow Hillside. In night time from Ringinglow, the Sheffield City lights give an exotic view.

As a 10-year-old child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

As a ten-year-old I wanted to be a 'Rickshaw Rider'. (Three-wheeled method of transport commonly used in South Asia.)

Who would you like to be trapped in a lift with?

I would never want to be trapped in a lift, I am claustrophobic.

Favourite food & drink?

Favourite food and drink is Aloo Varta ( Mashed potato with chilli) and Coconut drink.

What do you never miss on television?

I never miss a live cricket match.

Email: shawkat.hashmi@bbc.co.uk


Shawkat presents his show every Friday evening between 10pm-1am, available on AM1035, DAB and online.




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