'Mahabharata' on All India Radio from 19 December

B R Chopra's famed teleserial 'Mahabharata', which created television history is set to be broadcast in its radio avatar on the All India Radio (AIR) from December 19.

The popular serial will be broadcast from Monday to Friday on 70 primary channels of 'Hindi Zone' and FM Gold Stations of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, an official said.

"Tuning in to Mahabharata on Akashvani, will certainly be an experience for life and it can be enjoyed even if you are on the move through car stereos or in built mobile radios. Program will also be live streamed on allindiaradio.Gov.In," the official said.
'Mahabharata' on All India Radio from 19 December
'Mahabharata' on All India Radio from 19 December

The Hindi Zone comprises the states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh and Union Territories of Delhi and Port Blair.

The much liked show is divided into 140 episodes and duration is kept at 30 minutes for radio broadcast, the official said.

The popular series will commence from December 19 at 11:30 AM. It will end on June 30, 2017.

With Mahabharata on AIR, listeners can record a different thrill and experience, officials said adding that Radio is always seen like a time machine which creates an impression with the help of music, voice and intonation and a listener is instantly transported to the time period to which story belongs.

The 94-episode Hindi series originally ran from 2 October 1988 to 24 June 1990 on DD National. It was produced by B R Chopra and directed by his son Ravi Chopra.

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