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Thank you, Doordarshan: ‘Shaktimaan’ returns to TV!!

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‘Ramayan’, ‘Mahabharat’, ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ and now ‘Shaktimaan’ Doordarshan is taking us back to the 90s with a re-telecast of some wonderful and epic serials.

Yes, you heard right actor Mukesh Khanna’s ‘Shaktimaan’ returns to TV and Twitter cannot contain its excitement.

Netizens tweets such as “my favourite childhood hero is back” and “Thank you for returning the good old days.”

‘Shaktimaan’ will be aired for an hour daily on DD National network from the first week of April at 1 pm. Remember how we had been patiently waited for the weekends to watch our favourite childhood superhero Shaktimaan?

Mukesh Khanna played the double role of Shaktimaan and his alter ego Gangaadhar. Actress featured as Geeta Vishwas, a reporter in love with Shaktimaan.

The government decided to re-run ‘Ramayan’ and ‘Mahabharat’. The shows started airing from last Sunday. Apart from ‘Ramayan’ and ‘Mahabharat’, other shows that began airing from Sunday are detective series ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’, ‘Circus’, featuring Shah Rukh Khan, ‘Hum Hain Na’ and ‘Tu Tota Main Maina’ when India observed a 21-day lockdown period to combat coronavirus pandemic.

the Information and Broadcasting Ministry said Doordarshan will also be retelecasting other five shows like ‘Chanakya’, ‘Upanishad Ganga’, ‘Shaktimaan’, ‘Shriman Shrimati’ and ‘Krishna Kali’.

Apart from ‘Shaktimaan’, ‘Ramayan’ and ‘Mahabharat’, here is a list of the iconic shows that have been scheduled for re-telecast from the first week of April:

‘Upanishad Ganga’:.


‘Shriman Shrimati’:

Krishna Kali’:

‘Byomkesh Bakshi’:


‘Hum Hain Na’:

‘Tu Tota Main Maina’: