In 1996 Amrit Vela Radio was launched on Spectrum Radio. It was the first ever Sikh programme to transmit live every day from the Golden Temple in Amritsar in India. It's now a hugely popular show throughout the Sikh Community both in the UK and worldwide.
Lucky Dhillon's hard work, commitment and dedication made the Sikh Radio into a phenomenal success. In 2007 Lucky Dhillon received an honorary degree from the University of London, Cherie Blair QC presented her with the Media Professional of the Year award at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards for the 10th anniversary of her award winning Amrit Vela Radio and Lucky was given a distinction award from the World Sikh University in London.
Lucky Dhillon was awarded an O.B.E from H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth II, for her services to Radio Broadcasting and to the Media, in the 2009 New Years Honours list.
We have lost a dear friend. She will be sadly missed.