Saturday, 1 May 2010

The 'Star' Krishankant Sinha of Space City Sigma

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

It is a myth that the all-knowing Internet knows everything. One such myth relates to old television stuff aired on Doordarshan before 1990.

Search in Google “Space City Sigma”, the search engine would throw up reminiscent results from the people who still long for those days. Those days were really golden days.

Krishankant Sinha in the role of Captain Tara in Space City Singma

For those who have watched Doordarshan some 15 to 20 years back, am sure they will have nostalgic memories of it.

The days when possessing a now ubiquitous looking television set was a luxury. It was a neighbour’s envy product. It was a visual product to showoff, to flaunt that we have a television set. Those were the days when black and white, locked television was rarely found in homes.

The days became immortal for teleserials like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Swami’s Malgudi Days (Ta-Na-Na-Na…), Ek-Do-Teen-Char (Title song: Ek do teen char, chaaro mil ke saath chale to karde chamatkar), Wednesday 8 o’clock Chitraahar, ghost story Vikram Betal, Appu Aur Pappu (Appu aur pappu ki dekho yaari…) Aa Bail Mujhe Maar…and a lot more.

Among these bunch of television programmes, one which had its indelible impact on children was the first Indian science fiction serial the “Space City Sigma”. Year 1986!

Now after more than two decades, our memories have started fading, everything relating to those days is giving a fuzzy image, and in this course, once a hit character of Space City Sigma, Captain Tara, is also being forgotten.

Children of today cannot imagine those days and the craze for the serial Space City Sigma. They will not understand people’s love for this handsome actor, Krishankant Sinha.

Very few people know the actor Krishankant Sinha, who played the memorable lead role of Captain Tara. It is regrettable that the actor had not been properly acknowledged by the new media i.e Internet.

Do you remember Space City Sigma and Captain Tara?

Update: Watch rare pictures of the teleserial Space City Sigma
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