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Summer blue Ibrahim Manik passes away

Summer Blue Ibrahim Manik, who had served the broadcasting industry for a long time and had previously filled in as an information minister, has passed away.

He passed away at a hospital in India, while seeking treatment after battling an illness for quite some time.

Ibrahim Manik who served a long time at Dhivehi Raajjeyge Adu and TVM, was bestowed Lifetime Achievement Award at the Maldives Broadcasting Awards on September 14.

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.

He 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.