Launched on 15 September 1959, Doordarshan is India’s Central Government founded public service Broadcaster and a Division of Prasar Bharti. DD had the modest beginning with a small transmitter and a makeshift studio in an experimental telecast conducted at Delhi. Doordarshan is loved for its popular telecasts and is still entertaining us. Here is a list of shows and some awesome things about the channel that will make you remember your 90’s.
1. Ek Anek aur Ekta the great show in 80’s and 90’s
2. Ankita Javedi- The Rasna Girl of Doordarshan
3. ‘Rukawat Ke Liye Khed Hain’ Remember this??
4. Sunidhi Chauhan The Winner of Program MERI AWAJ SUNO in 1996
5. The Countdown Before The Begining Of The Show
6. DD Logo Designed By The National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
7. The Screensaver Of DD
8. Phool Khile Hain Gulshan-Gulshan The famous show featuring interview of famous Celebrities
9. Alice in Wonderland on every Sunday in 90’s
10. Anchored by Sunil Dutt, Doordarshan’s First New Year Eve Program was aired on 31st December 1981.
11. The Greatest TV Soap Mahabharta in 1988-89
12. Starring Shah Rukh Khan
13. CHANAKYA aired in 1990 which was about the life of great Indian economist, strategist and political theorist Chanakya
14. One of the most popular TV shows on DD
15. KACHCHI DHOOP starring Ashutosh Gowarikar and Bhagyashri
16. 7th July, 1984, When the first ever daily soap HUM LOG was launched in India.
17. TALASH Serial Starring Alok Nath
18. First Ever TV show to have bold concept SWABHIMAAN by Mahesh Bhatt.
19. THE SWORD OF TIPU SULTAN was also a hit in the 90’s.
20. TAMAS aired in 1987, which was based upon Bhisham Sahni’s Sahitya Akademi Award winning book.
21. Ramananda Sagar’s RAMAYANA in 1987-88.
22. Longest running Science show which won many awards.
23. MALGUDI DAYS based on the story of RK Narayan. It was a hit too.
24. 1984 series of Comedy was a great hit.
25. Based on Arabian Nights, Ramanand Sagar’s ALIF LAILA was a great hit.
26. You are truly 80’s guy if you remember these three.
27. Ramesh Sippy’s BUNIYAAD was really touching as it was based upon Indo-Pak Partition in 1947.
28. Gulzar’s MIRZA GHALIB starring Nasiruddin Shah was aired in 1988.
29. TENALI RAMAN starring Vijay Kashyap in 80’s.
30. The Old DD news. Can’t Simply forget.
31. The great series of WAGHLE KI DUNIYA in 1988.
32. BHARAT EK KHOJ which was based on Pt. Nehru’s Discovery of India which unfolds the history of 1947.
33. SURABHI show starring Renuka Shahane & Siddarth Kak.
34. AAROHAN, the only show based upon Naval Base & Aircraft carrier of India.
35. CHANDRAKANTA, the biggest TV blockbuster of 1996.
36. Disney’s Duck Tales was an awesome cartoon show.
37. HE-MAN and the masters of universe the great show.
38. KARAMCHAND the popular detective serial in the 80’s.
39. Mandira Bedi in and as SHANTI the first daily soap on DD.
40. Stories from Bikram & Betaal was an interesting soap.
41. Evergreen show JUNGLE BOOK in Indian voices.
42. Can’t forget Diwan Family with their 11 members. This was also the first Indian TV serial to use laugh track.
43. MUNGERILAL KE HASEEN SAPNEY the great comedy show of 1990-91.
44. No one can forget those performances of Nadira in THODA SA ASMAAN.
45. A villager that makes new mistakes everyday GUNIRAM.
46. BYOMKESH BAKSHI in 1993 was a great show.
47. And the Seperation of Doordarshan from All India Radio on April 1, 1976.
48. CIRCUS, SRK’s second TV serial.
49. First ever Indian TV program aired in 1959.
50. The great Mile Sur Meraa Tumhaaraa toh Sur Bane Hamara show.
51. The Famous Address.
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Source : From Facebook Wall Of Himjyoti Talukdar (All the trivia on Doordarshan here are collected from different sources).