On Sunday 20th August, Radio Shields reporter Grace Laidler had the opportunity to interview Dr Shobha Srivastava MBE at the South Shields Mela.
An icon of the region, Dr Srivastava told us about her extensive work for the South Tyneside District Hospital, the women’s charity Apna Ghar and the Bollywood dance classes at Hindu Nari Sangh.
She received an MBE in 2017 for her work championing healthcare in South Tyneside, alongside her wider community service.
Radio Shields would like to thank her for her time, as we met her on her milestone 90th birthday.
Please listen to the full interview below: