Aligarh: Sitting in front of the television set every Sunday and enjoying Ramayana and Mahabharata with family members, was one of the most cherished form of entertainment in the late 80s and early 90s.
Evoking nostalgia, a Muslim man’s rendition of the ‘Mahabharat’ title track is winning hearts online.
The video was shared by Dr S Y Quraishi, the former chief election commissioner of India, an elderly man is seen singing the song originally sung by Mahendra Kapoor for BR Chopra epic mythological show. Hitting the right notes with the masses, the video has beautifully serenades the essence of ‘Unity in Diversity’.
The man in the video is seen performing the iconic introduction of the show, ‘Mahabharat katha’, beautifully singing the whole verse and even pausing for the interlude in between, in a nod to the blowing of the conch.
“Beating the stereotypes!” Quraishi wrote online, sharing the over one minute video, which showed the listeners getting quite impressed by the man’s rendition.
Not just people in the video, the clip wowed netizens on the microblogging site as well. The rendition of the famous introduction of the Doordarshan drama and the person’s delivery of the shlokas left many impressed online. Many said it is the ‘true fabric of India’ that must be preserved.
Watch the video here