Ramanand Sagar migrated from Pakistan to India during partition. He worked as a peon, truck cleaner, soap vendor, goldsmith apprentice, etc. during the day and studied for his degree at night. He was a gold medalist in Sanskrit and Persian from the University of Punjab in 1942. He was also editor of newspaper Daily Milap. He wrote many short stories, novels, poems, plays, etc. under names like “Ramanand Chopra”, “Ramanand Bedi” and “Ramanand Kashmiri”.
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His films had a lukewarm response at the box-office during the decade of the 1970s and 1980s. In 1985 Sagar turned towards television. His Sagar Arts began producing serials based on Indian history. His Ramayan aired its first episode on 25 January 1987. The series was a huge hit among the audience and he became a household name post the launch of this series. After that, he directed some more mythological series such as Krishna and Luv Kush. He also made some fantasy dramas like Alif Laila and Vikram Aur Betaal which were also well recieved. For his contribution, he was fellicitated with the Padma Shri Award in the year 2000. The last television series that he directed was Sai Baba in the year 2005.
Honours & Awards
|AWARD NAME||AWARD CATEGORY||RECEIPT YEAR||RECEIPT FIELD|
|Padma Shri||Civilian Award||2000||Arts|
He died on 12-12-2005 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India at the age of 88.
|DEATHDAY||DEATH PLACE||DEATH COUNTRY|
|12 December, 2005||Mumbai, Maharashtra||India|
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