Shammi Narang was 19 and strolling around in the IIT campus when a foreigner engineer, who was testing a microphone, called him to sound test it. Little did Narang know that this was going to be a life-changing event for him. That engineer was the technical director at United States Information Service (USIS) and gave him a chance at the Hindi division of Voice of America. From there on, Narang did not look back and went on to become the face of Doordarshan, the only channel back in the 70s. He was selected from among 10,000 people to read news at Doordarshan.