President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Wednesday conveyed his deepest condolences to the family of the late Ibrahim Manik, who had rendered invaluable services to the progress of the Maldives' broadcasting industry.
Speaking with the bereaved family, the President noted his long service to the broadcasting industry, including at "Dhivehi Raajjeyge Adu" (DRA), where he produced several successful radio programmes. The late Ibrahim Manik passed away Wednesday morning while undergoing medical treatment in Bangalore, India. He was 72.
The late Ibrahim Manik spent most of his career in the broadcasting industry. He worked as the English secretary, programme planner, and producer for Radio Maldives.In DRA, he served as a programme producer, assistant director, deputy director, and director. During his 27-year career in the industry, the late Ibrahim Manik also served as the Director General of Broadcasting at the Department of Information and Broadcasting.
The late Ibrahim Manik also delivered outstanding services as the Minister of Information, Arts, and Culture from November 11, 1993, to September 13, 2004. During his 35-year-long career in government, he also served as the Minister of Youth, Development, and Sports. He started his career in government on January 19, 1971.
In 1996, the late Ibrahim Manik was presented with the National Award for Recognition to celebrate his contributions to promoting music. He also received the "Minivan 25" Award for Public Service and special recognition awards in 1999, 2000, and 2001 for his contributions to promoting Dhivehi literature.
In 2022, he received the Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award conferred by the Maldives Broadcast Commission for his invaluable services to the industry.