The 80s was the era of Doordarshan with soaps like Hum Log, Buniyaad and comedy shows like Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi which made Doordarshan a household name. Circus, Gul Gulshan Gulfam and Nukkad are some of the serials that come instantly to my mind when I think of the good old days of Doordarshan.

Mohammed Rafi, (1924-1980), extremely popular Indian playback singer who was idolized during his lifetime. Born in Punjab, he trained under such eminent classical musicians as Ghulam Ali …