If you’re a 90s’ kid, then you may (faintly) remember your elders gathering around the television on Sunday’s to watch the then-popular historic show Mahabharat on Doordarshan. While the show ended many years back (was aired once again in 2020), but a viral video of an elderly Muslim man singing the title track of the television series is sure to leave you nostalgic.
Former chief election commissioner of India, Dr S Y Quraishi shared a video of a Muslim man crooning the Mahabharat Katha which has gone on to win several hearts across the internet today. “Beating the stereotypes!” Dr S Y Quraishi captioned the one minute eight seconds video.
Beating the stereotypes! pic.twitter.com/BwhfqMbTjV
— Dr. S.Y. Quraishi (@DrSYQuraishi) September 20, 2021
While the soulful rendition of the iconic track has impressed everyone, netizens have even praised the way he has delivered those Sanskrit shlokas with perfection. Taking to the microblogging site, one user even wrote that this clip reminded him of his childhood days while others hailed it as ‘the beauty of India’.
We all grew up with this! Also, for those who don’t know great Rahi Masoom Raza wrote screenplay for Mahabharat. The beauty of India 🙂 https://t.co/3CIRCY1M1N
— Satya Prakash (@Satya_Prakash07) September 20, 2021
Absolutely yes. A messiah of different type. The right kind.
His Sanskrit pronunciation is so good.
— Bholanath Acharya (@bnacharya1) September 21, 2021
Beautiful; least because of the person’s attire. Such a great voice and clear pronunciation, not sure if I’d be half as good delivering a verse in Urdu. Refreshing. ❤️
— Supratim Mukherjee (@supratim_tweets) September 20, 2021
It’s long tradition of music sir..it’s always been secular.. very special of India sir..need to preserve that goodness at any cost..
— Aravind Balan (@aravindbalan01) September 20, 2021
He not only sang it well he has knowledge of what he is singing n to the core
Very well done sir…
— NomadicMumbaikar (@nomadmumbaikar) September 20, 2021
I salute him how nicely he pronounced each n every words from Mahabharata. Many hindu people even cannot recite a single line correctly.
— Tapati Nath (@nath_tapati) September 20, 2021
Irrespective of his religion or dress.
His voice & pronounciation is just amazing..
— Gangesh Gunjan (@gangesh_gunjan_) September 20, 2021
absolutely loved it; reminds me of childhood days when we used to run back home to watch the episode and get relived on hearing this music.
— Ashish Raj (@AshishR95568799) September 20, 2021
This is Epic! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 I love the pause for Shankh music Maulana Saab
— Asphlat9_pro (@coolash73) September 20, 2021
The original track that aired at the beginning of the television show, Mahabharat, was crooned by Mahendra Kapoor. Meanwhile, the historic show was one of the most-loved TV series of the 90s era. Produced and directed by B R Chopra and his son Ravi Chopra, the show featured renowned actors like Puneet Issar, Gajendra Chauhan, Mukesh Khanna, Nitish Bharadwaj and many others.
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