President Solih signs condolences book opened in memory of Summer Blue Ibrahim Manik

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih signs the book of condolences opened in memory of the late Summer Blue Ibrahim Manik at Dhivehi Raajjeyge Adu on December 7, 2022. (Photo/President's Office)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Wednesday, signed the book of condolences opened in memory of the late Summer Blue Ibrahim Manik at Dhivehi Raajjeyge Adu (DRA).

In his message, President Solih underscored the dedicated service history of the late Ibrahim Manik and described his passing as a significant loss to the nation. He stated that Ibrahim Manik set an excellent example during his 27-year-long service.

He further noted that Ibrahim Manik was instrumental in promoting the local entertainment industry and noted his role in the progress of television and radio broadcasting in the Maldives.

Concluding his message, President Solih prayed to Almighty Allah (SWT) to grant the late Ibrahim Manik’s soul eternal peace in Jannah.

Ibrahim Manik passed away on November 30, at the age of 72, whilst being treated at a hospital in Bangalore, India. He had been ill for a long time prior to this.

Ibrahim Manik dedicated most of his life to the broadcasting industry. He worked as the English secretary, program planner, and producer for Radio Maldives. In DRA, he served as a program producer, assistant director, deputy director, and director.

During his 27-year career in the industry, he also served as the director general of broadcasting at the Department of Information and Broadcasting.

He served 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, 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 BroadCom for his invaluable services to the industry.