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The Man behind the Ramayan

December 13, 2005 02:20 IST

For millions of Indian television viewers in the late 1980s, Sunday mornings were a celebration viewing Ramanand Sagar's epic serial Ramayan.

Sagar, 87, who died on Monday from complications caused by old age in Mumbai, was born in December 29, 1917 at Asal Guru Ke near Lahore into one of the region's wealthiest families.

He showed striking literary precocity, inheriting the faculty from his father Dinanath Chopra who wrote under the pseudonym Taj Peshawari.

Ramanand was adopted by his maternal grandmother, who changed his original name Chandramauli. Later, he often confessed to have missed the love of his real parents. His childhood was responsible for the emotional note consistent in his work.

He first published a piece of prose-poetry, Pritaam Pratiksha, in 1933 when he was just 16 for the Srinagar-based Shri Pratap College magazine. The editor was impressed but was not convinced Ramanand had authored the work and so wrote as a footnote that 'the editor could not vouch for the originality of the article.'

Ramanand was thrown out of his house after he refused to accept dowry and struggled to make a living. In turn, he worked as a peon, truck cleaner, soap vendor and apprentice to a goldsmith during the day, studying for his degree at night.

He won a gold medal from Punjab University and the title of Munshi Fazal in Persian.

He joined the Daily Pratap newspaper and rose to become the news editor of the Daily Milap, a leading newspaper in Punjab.

Alongside his journalism, he continued to write prodigiously, and authored 32 short stories in 12 years, three novellas, one novel, two serials and two plays.

He wrote under the name 'Ramanand Chopra,' 'Ramanand Bedi,' 'Ramanand Kashmiri,' and finally settled on 'Ramanand Sagar.'

In 1942, he was afflicted by tuberculosis and fought death in a sanitarium. It was there that he wrote Diary of a TB Patient, which was serialised in Adab-e-Mashriq, a highly rated magazine in the 1940s.

It caught the fancy of the literary world, including the writer Krishen Chander, and won him acclaim.  

He made a significant contribution to the literary world between 1943 and 1949 with Jwaar Bhata in 1943, Ainey the next year; Jab Pahle Roz Baraf Giri, Goura in 1948 for a play enacted by Prithviraj Kapoor among others.

In 1947, Sagar fled Lahore to India with his family.

Penniless, his only possessions were five annas and a trunk full of manuscripts that described the horrors of Partition.

These manuscripts were the basis for Aur Insaan Mar Gaya, his life's masterpiece. Acclaimed as a classic in Urdu and Hindi literature, it was translated into several Indian and foreign languages. The English version And Humanity Died was published in 1987-1988.

In 1943, he was invited by film director Mehboob Khan and by writers Krishen Chander and Sadat Hassan Manto to come to Bombay. His debut in show business came via the story and screenplay for Raj Kapoor's superhit Barsaat.

In 1950, Sagar launched his production company Sagar Arts. Its first film was Mehmaan.

In 1957, his film Paigham (starring Dilip Kumar, Raaj Kumar and Vyjayantimala) won the Filmfare award for best dialogue.

His touch as producer and director was felt in his musical score, massive productions, spectacular locales and big star casts.

His group of companies produced over 25 motion pictures till 1984 with over 15 of them being box office hits; some of them crossed 75 weeks theatrically.

The blockbusters include silver jubilees -- six in a row -- Ghunghat, Zindagi, Aarzoo, Geet, Lalkar, Hamrahi, Charas, Pyaara Dushman, Ram Bharose, Bhagawat and the diamond jubilee Ankhen.

In 1985, Sagar and his sons entered television production, making Vikram aur Betaal, Dada Dadi Ki KahaniyanRamayan, Shri Krishna, Alif Laila, Jai Ganga Maiyya, Gurukul and Aankhen.

The Sagars logged 2,000 hours of television software in 15 years.

Their most recent venture Sai Baba went on air two months ago.

In 1996, he was honoured with the title Sahitya Vachaspati (Doctor of Literature) by the Hindi Sahitya Sammelan in Allahabad.

The government conferred the title of Padma Shri on Sagar in 2001.

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Arun Govil (Hindi: ???? ?????, Urdu: ????? ?????) is an award winning Indian actor, producer and director. He has acted in various Hindi, Bhojpuri, Oriya and Telugu movies. He is best known for playing Rama in Ramanand Sagar's hit Television series Ramayana (1986).

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Arun Govil was born in Saharanpur District in Meerut of Uttar Pradesh. He got his formal education at Aligarh University.Arun has four brothers, and he was the youngest. His elder brother married to baby Tabassum, a well known child artist and comedian. Arun went to Bombay in 1975. He never expected that he will become an actor, even his father(who was a govt.officer)suggested him to become a babu. But he was not interested in such a job. So, he went to Bombay, but not to act in films, but simply to start his own business, but he could not balance doing all this. SO he questioned himself that "Why not acting?" as he had alredy done plays in his college. Fortunately, he met success in the film line. Later, he met with a girl ShriLekha who was an actress, classical dancer and a producer during a local stage play, he fell in love with her and married her soon.

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Arun Govil went to Mumbai in search of a job after completing his education at Aligarh. He got his first break in Indian cinema from the 1977 film Paheli. He later starred in other films such as Sawan Ko Aane Do (1979), Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin (1979), Ayaash (1982) and Itni Si Baat (1981). Ramanand Sagar cast Govil as Vikramaditya in his television series Vikram Aur Betaal and Rama in his highly successful television series Ramayan.But, a few people know that he was outright rejected for the role of Lord Ram by the Sagar selection Committie. They offered him to play the roles of Bharat, Lakshman or Shatrughna, ut he said a clear cut NO to these offers as he only wished to play Ram, because he could see a Ram factor in himself which made him approach the Sagars to consider him as the role of Ram. But, after some time they called him saying that "Tumse behter Ram hame nahi mil sakta". For sure, he proved himself correct by showing an outstanding performance as Lord Ram. He won the Uptron Awards for Best Actor in a leading role(1988). His role as Rama provided great exposure to him and led to him being cast in other religious-based roles, including Harishchandra in Vishwamitra (TV series). He also worked in Oriya movies like Bidhira Bidhan (1989) and many Telugu movies like Edu Kondalaswamy (1991), Govindha Govindha (1993) & Great Robbery (1996).

He later set up a production company with his Ramayan co-star Sunil Lahiri. He also produced a Marathi serial for his beloved wife ShriLekha Govil.He aslo acted with his wife in 'Mashaal' which was based on the story of Indian independence. The serial was also produced by Govil himself. In this serial he took Sudesh Beri and Hoshang Govil (his nephew) as his younger brother.

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[edit] Films

    Paheli (1977) Sawan Ko Aane Do (1979) Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin (1979) Raadha Aur Seeta (1979) Judaai (1980) Jiyo To Aise Jiyo (1981) Itni Si Baat (1981) Shradhanjali (1981) Gumsum (1982) Ayaash (1982) Barrister (1982) Jawalaa Dahej Ki (1982) Lal Chunariyaa (1983) Himmatwala (1983) Justice Chaudhury (1983) Aasmaan (1984) Kanoon Meri Mutthi Mein (1984) Ram Tera Desh (1984) Karmyudh (1985) Do Dilon Ki Dastaan (1985) Yudh (1985) Baadal (1985) Lallu Ram (1985) Dilwaala (1986) Maashuka (1987) Bidhira Bidhan (1989) Edu Kondalaswamy (1991) Govindha Govindha (1993) Muqabla (1993) Kanoon (1994) Shanivrat Mahima (1995) Hathkadi (1995) Great Robbery (1996) Dhaal: The Battle of Law Against Law (1997) Do Ankhen Barah Hath (1997)
  • Lav Kush (1997)

[edit] Television

Buddha Aparajita(DD National) Jai Veer Hanuman Karawaas Zindagi Navrang hai Mrityunjay Pal Chhin(1999-2000) Sanjhi(2002 Zee Tv) Supriya(Sab Tv) Antaraal(DD) Hamara Apna ghar Gayatri Mahima (DD) Zindagi teri meri kahani hai(Sahara one) Jeet (Star plus) Antariksh (Star plus) Kartavya (Zee Tv)

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Sorry for posting so muchEmbarrassed, but here's a vid of Arun Govil as Lord Venkateswara Swamy in the Telugu movie Edu Kondalaswamy with Bhanupriya as Shri Padmavathi Devi...


A Pic from the Video...


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Another one from the same movie (In this one, you can recognize Arun more closely)...


A Pic from the Video...


Edited by _LalithaJanaki_ - 03 November 2009 at 1:57pm

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@ Lalitha  Pic update is amaaaaaazing! And awwwww Lakshman Ram sigs are sooo emotional and beautiful! Fantastic work! Love them!
 
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wow !!! aradhna ,ur grandpa & ur uncle took a pic with MR DARA SINGH ,that really great !!!!
 
lalitha ,i went thru all the pics of arun govil & his family
nice to see the off-screen pics of arun govil & his family
 
i will later quote those pics !!!!
 
thanks for the article on MR RAMANAND SAGAR !!!! its always a pleasure to read abt that great soul !!!!
 
& thanks lalitha for liking my creation !!!!

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Originally posted by _LalithaJanaki_

The Man behind the Ramayan

December 13, 2005 02:20 IST

For millions of Indian television viewers in the late 1980s, Sunday mornings were a celebration viewing Ramanand Sagar's epic serial Ramayan.

Sagar, 87, who died on Monday from complications caused by old age in Mumbai, was born in December 29, 1917 at Asal Guru Ke near Lahore into one of the region's wealthiest families.

He showed striking literary precocity, inheriting the faculty from his father Dinanath Chopra who wrote under the pseudonym Taj Peshawari.

Ramanand was adopted by his maternal grandmother, who changed his original name Chandramauli. Later, he often confessed to have missed the love of his real parents. His childhood was responsible for the emotional note consistent in his work.

He first published a piece of prose-poetry, Pritaam Pratiksha, in 1933 when he was just 16 for the Srinagar-based Shri Pratap College magazine. The editor was impressed but was not convinced Ramanand had authored the work and so wrote as a footnote that 'the editor could not vouch for the originality of the article.'

Ramanand was thrown out of his house after he refused to accept dowry and struggled to make a living. In turn, he worked as a peon, truck cleaner, soap vendor and apprentice to a goldsmith during the day, studying for his degree at night.

He won a gold medal from Punjab University and the title of Munshi Fazal in Persian.

He joined the Daily Pratap newspaper and rose to become the news editor of the Daily Milap, a leading newspaper in Punjab.

Alongside his journalism, he continued to write prodigiously, and authored 32 short stories in 12 years, three novellas, one novel, two serials and two plays.

He wrote under the name 'Ramanand Chopra,' 'Ramanand Bedi,' 'Ramanand Kashmiri,' and finally settled on 'Ramanand Sagar.'

In 1942, he was afflicted by tuberculosis and fought death in a sanitarium. It was there that he wrote Diary of a TB Patient, which was serialised in Adab-e-Mashriq, a highly rated magazine in the 1940s.

It caught the fancy of the literary world, including the writer Krishen Chander, and won him acclaim.  

He made a significant contribution to the literary world between 1943 and 1949 with Jwaar Bhata in 1943, Ainey the next year; Jab Pahle Roz Baraf Giri, Goura in 1948 for a play enacted by Prithviraj Kapoor among others.

In 1947, Sagar fled Lahore to India with his family.

Penniless, his only possessions were five annas and a trunk full of manuscripts that described the horrors of Partition.

These manuscripts were the basis for Aur Insaan Mar Gaya, his life's masterpiece. Acclaimed as a classic in Urdu and Hindi literature, it was translated into several Indian and foreign languages. The English version And Humanity Died was published in 1987-1988.

In 1943, he was invited by film director Mehboob Khan and by writers Krishen Chander and Sadat Hassan Manto to come to Bombay. His debut in show business came via the story and screenplay for Raj Kapoor's superhit Barsaat.

In 1950, Sagar launched his production company Sagar Arts. Its first film was Mehmaan.

In 1957, his film Paigham (starring Dilip Kumar, Raaj Kumar and Vyjayantimala) won the Filmfare award for best dialogue.

His touch as producer and director was felt in his musical score, massive productions, spectacular locales and big star casts.

His group of companies produced over 25 motion pictures till 1984 with over 15 of them being box office hits; some of them crossed 75 weeks theatrically.

The blockbusters include silver jubilees -- six in a row -- Ghunghat, Zindagi, Aarzoo, Geet, Lalkar, Hamrahi, Charas, Pyaara Dushman, Ram Bharose, Bhagawat and the diamond jubilee Ankhen.

In 1985, Sagar and his sons entered television production, making Vikram aur Betaal, Dada Dadi Ki KahaniyanRamayan, Shri Krishna, Alif Laila, Jai Ganga Maiyya, Gurukul and Aankhen.

The Sagars logged 2,000 hours of television software in 15 years.

Their most recent venture Sai Baba went on air two months ago.

In 1996, he was honoured with the title Sahitya Vachaspati (Doctor of Literature) by the Hindi Sahitya Sammelan in Allahabad.

The government conferred the title of Padma Shri on Sagar in 2001.

thanks for this article lalitha
 
so MR RAMANAND SAGARS childhood was passed without love of his parents & this is the reason for the emotional excellent emotional content in his works
 
MR SAGAR didnot accept dowry so he was thrown out of the house
great guns to this MAN ,who was not ready to accept dowry ,rather he chose the path full of thorns ,after leaving his house ,he did all kind of jobs ,even the job of a truck cleaner & all due to his hard work ,honesty & values ,he reached the position ,where we all look up to him as our idol !!!!
 
so many awards & trophies he got Clap
 
his biography is so inspiring
hats off to this great soul !!!!Clap

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@ Aradhana - Thanks so much, glad you liked the creations... And thanks for the info from Mr. Rajda! I always figured wondered why they would use Arun Govil's voice but not his body, guess they didn't... very awesome make-up, then! And lol try to steal those family pics with Dara Singh, janta ke liye yaar  Any updates from Swapnil??

@Sita - Gorgeous Dara singh creation dear! You chose the most expressive pic Clap

@Lali - Huge thanks for the RS articles, which make him even more admirable... knew about his early difficulties, but didn't know he was  such an allrounder! Journalism prizes, wow Clap Thats prob how he became such an awesome, intuitive writer!
And thanks also for the Arun Govil pics and vids... he's got that timeless mytho look for sure! And the costumes are beautiful too Day Dreaming
And you're using the LakhanUrmi sig again! Thanks!  I'm flattered Embarrassed

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