B R Chopra’s famed TV Show ‘Mahabharata’ on All India Radio (AIR) from December 19

The show is divided into 140 episodes and duration is kept at 30 minutes for radio broadcast

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Hindu Epic Mahabharata, Wikimedia

New Delhi, December 14, 2016: The popular teleserial ‘Mahabharata’, which created television history, is ready to be broadcast in its radio avatar on the All India Radio (AIR) from December 19.

It 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.

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According to PTI, 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.

Mahabharata will also be live streamed on allindiaradio.gov.in,” the official said.

B R Chopra’s famed teleserial ‘Mahabharata’, will air from December 19 at 11:30 AM. It will end on June 30, 2017, mentioned PTI.

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

Listeners can also share or tweet their feelings with the hashtag #MahabharatonAIR

“Tuning in to Mahabharata on Akashvani can record a different thrill and experience. Even if you are on the move it can be enjoyed through car stereos or in built mobile radios.

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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 official said.

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

– Prepared by Ruchika Kumari of NewsGram. Twitter: @RuchiUjjaini

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