When Sachin Tendulkar retired from International cricket, a number of people who were born in 90s felt as if their childhood had come to an end and now one more piece of news has further saddened them.
Star India has decided to tune out Channel V, the popular music channel, and it will be replaced by a Kannada Sports channel.
Channel V was not just a music channel for the kids of 90s but in fact, it was an inseparable part of their childhood. In India, Internet was not so easily available in the 90s so in a way, Channel V was a window for the youngsters to see and understand what type of music is trending in other parts of the world and who the new singing sensation is.
We bet that no fan of Channel V can ever forget Lola Kutty who used to make us laugh with her antics. We also got to watch some really cool VJs who were introduced by Channel V, such as Nikhil Chinappa, Anusha, Gaurav Kapur, Purab Kohli and many others.
Well if you are feeling sad, let us tell you that you are not alone! There are many people on the micro-blogging site Twitter who are expressing their resentment on this issue. Check out some of the selected tweets:
Farewell party to banti hai..
— Shruti Seth (@SethShruti) November 22, 2017
I know Mtv and Channel V had lost it way back…but in the 90s it was something else!! Its just sad V wont be around anymore. Back then, it was all we had!
— Prerna Siddharth (@Prernascribbles) November 23, 2017
It was YouTube for kids of that time:
In case any of you kids are wondering why a bunch of 30-40 year olds are reminiscing about Channel V, it's because Channel V was OUR YouTube.
— Azeem Banatwalla (@TheBanat) November 23, 2017
Losing our childhood:
Channel [V] is going off air forever. Everyday we lose some part of our cherished childhood. #90skid
— Vishal Mehra (@randomvishal) November 22, 2017
End of an era:
End of a goddamn era. :')
— Amogh Ranadive (@amoghranadive) November 22, 2017
It gave golden memories:
There was a time when music on TV for me, meant only MTV and Channel V. Haven't watched either in ages. But still a little sad to hear that V is shutting shop. Goodbye Channel V. Thank you for the memories. https://t.co/wfXeAjdAWi
— J. rex (@pajamacounselor) November 22, 2017
Thanks for everything Channel V:
Sigh:( Thanks for the music, more importantly Simpoo Singh, Jawalkar (Without the V), Quick Gun Murugan, Lola Kutty and the likes…..https://t.co/fMnh5oa3nK
— FiFi 🐘 (@Alfifius) November 22, 2017
Satire at its best:
Star India is shutting down Channel V & starting a Kannada sports channel instead. Wow. Those TRPs must be unmentionable!
— Vijay Venkataramanan (@7th_Samurai) November 22, 2017
at the end "itne paise meen Itnaich milega"…..Miss you channel V
— bhupesh kakkar (@bhupi_kak) November 23, 2017
Today, the same people who hadn't stepped into Rhythm House for years before it shut but then cried at its closure are lamenting the loss of Channel [V], which they probably haven't tuned into for over a decade.
— Amit Gurbaxani (@TheGroovebox) November 23, 2017
RIP Channel V! We will miss you!