Video: The Face Behind the Voice You Hear in Indian Trains Every Day Sarla Chaudhary
For those of you who wonder about the person behind the soft voice informing us about the approaching stations and even on the stations along the central line, the mystery is solved. On the occasion of International Womenâs Day, MiD DAY unveils the name behind the voice Sarla Chaudhary. Chaudhary, now 49, was one of the hundreds who gave the test for the post of announcer in Central Railway in 1982.
Chaudhary was selected and she joined on daily wages basis. However, due to her hard work and soft voice, she was made permanent in 1986. âI was working as an announcer at one particular station and would announce manually. There was no computerised system at that time and we had to announce at each railway station,â she recalls.
In 1991, Chaudhary was a part of a group asked to record announcements in All India Radio. âI had to record the announcements in Marathi in different ways for different situations and it took over three to four days to finalise it. Later, the voice was mixed wi