Ek Tha Mohan Bhatnagar

27 Oct

Unheralded, unsung and without a big bang
Out of the blue, into our mundane lives he sprang!
He got us all hooked, kids, women and men,
All glued to their screens, at half past ten!
Such was the lure of the man,
He made millions, into diehard fans!
My first encounter, got me curious,
I had everyone around me, furious!
My life revolved, around the serial,
Other things, in comparison become menial!
“Have a life”, was someone’s reaction,
But I couldn’t get over, watching Mohan in action!


It’s late slot though, was daunting me,
“Dere na,” wouldn’t stop haunting me,
I had to talk, or I would go mad,
So I held forth to my friends, when lunch we had!
In our fifties, an age for meditation, books and Tai chi,
My outpourings brought bemused looks, smiles, and some hehe!
Bas yeh thi meri dukh bhari kahani,
The angst of a Mohan diwani, kise ne na jani,
Till came a time, a few viewed and thought,
Yes, there is something about the man to make her besot!
Coffee at 10, and phone at five,
Become the most awaited hours, of my life!

Discussions we held, at the expense of chores,
In their absence now, Oh! Life is such a bore!
Any character Kunal, effortlessly can, portray,
But as Mohan, he simply took our breaths away!
This ‘king of expression’, young hearts so enthralls,
That seeking any nugget, the net they trawl!
To get a response, is every fan’s dream,
When one does, in their eyes, there is such a gleam!
Siggies, Avtar, VM were words unheard,
Now I’m trying them undaunted, unfazed and not unnerved!
Writing for many became a passion,
As if it was the latest fashion!

Fan club on fb, a page and twitter,
A blog! And our lives began to glitter!
Virtual friends have come in, for instance,
A family became we, at “Happenstance”!
To do something to make him happy,
Our efforts sometimes, got a little crappy!
He inspires us, though it is difficult to fathom why?
For he himself, is humble and oh! So shy!
A trip to Mumbai did not suffice,
I found myself walking on thin ice!!
It’s crazy, silly, amusing, not hell
The way he cast us, under his spell!

The fact of it, has still not dawned,
That for now, from our screens, he has gone!
Life without him is dull and slack,
Oh! how we wish , he was back!
Watching NBT reruns some pleasure we derive
He left without telling us how to survive!
“Come back” they clamour his fans galore,
Come back, we want you, on our screen once more!
So, Kunal K Kapoor this blog, we dedicate to you,
For the things in us, you have inspired and we have imbued!

-Nita Khandekar-


Posted by on October 27, 2013 in Random Ramblings


17 responses to “Ek Tha Mohan Bhatnagar

  1. anita

    May 13, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Hi nita its really an awesome poem and i feel the same about kunal. 😊😊Kunal Karan Kapoor is” THE KING OF EXPRESSION!”😊😊

  2. Khawar Haider

    May 13, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    It was so lovely to read the article …Ek tha Mohan Bhatnagar and just wonder how well you have said what you and us felt about this young man who came from somewhere and we could not understand how it came about. But it was magic and we were just amazed at his presence and his life unfolding in front of our very eyes. And yes, we could not have enough of him and now that he is not on the screen any more we find him in pictures placed by someone or other on facebook recalling the scenes and helpless viewers still talking about him and there is endless to say about him. We want to know what he is doing with himself and when would he come back again.
    Mohan Bhatnagar is such an amazing bond between all of us that it is hard to forget. We have all become such friends and have great interest in one another thanks to facebook and what a medium it has proved to be. Thanks Nita.

  3. Tanvi

    November 17, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Wowww… beautifully written poem… its every thing that heart of every NBTian n Kunalian shouts out loud with its every beat…

  4. krithikarao

    November 4, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Ek tha…..hai….. aur humesha rahega hum sab ka pyara Mohan Bhatnagar aka Kunal Karan Kapoor.
    “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” Nitha u have pen down ur thoughts beautifully!!

    • Nita Khandekar

      November 14, 2013 at 11:00 PM


  5. punita kumari

    November 4, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    wow…..beatifully written…… 🙂

    • Nita Khandekar

      November 14, 2013 at 11:00 PM


  6. ckrishna

    November 4, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    beautifully written conveying all the emotions aptly

    • Nita Khandekar

      November 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM


  7. Barkha Mohanty

    November 4, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Wow Nita ji…amazingly written…..every word is true…straight from the heart!! All of us jsut crave for Mohan Bhatnagar. Still figuring out how to come out of this NBT mania….still hooked on to it…Still watch it everyday(I guess its the fourth time I m wtching it aftr its over)…I think NBT is just gonna stay with me and all of us ALWAYS!
    Kunal did a brilliant job.He is just superb…just cant get enuf of him..Wonderful actor and a pure soul…..Wish him all the happiness in life!
    Thank u soo much for such a lovely poem….Keep writing!!!

    • Nita Khandekar

      November 14, 2013 at 11:02 PM

      Thnx Barkha……….. that is what keeps the NBTians so close together! We all share the same feelings!

  8. Narmada Srinath

    November 3, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Beautifully written Nitaji.. No words to discribe Kunal, he is d most humblest person.. He has become part of our lives..

  9. Urmi

    November 3, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    Aah beautifully written Nita.. You said it all that most if us fans experienced.. The life revolved around him, :discussing the show, hearing the interviews, the siggies the VM’s anything that to do with Mohan/ kunal made us happy.. Even I got the laughs, and are you crazy kind if comments.. But the magic was not gng to wither they all knew, it just kept getting stronger ..
    And yes without him life is bore so mechanical.. We wait for his tweets to get a sense if connection and Kunal makes sure to steal out hearts every single time..
    Loved the poem Nita.. I hope he comes back soon:)

  10. shubha

    November 3, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    super Nita….. beautifully written 🙂
    Mohan Bhatanagar is world best !!
    Kunal Kapoor …..the classy actor of Indian Telly

  11. Ameet Joshi

    November 3, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    You caught me on the wrong foot Nita. Unfortunately I don’t see many serials except DD News and the like. I thing I should restart viewing theatrics again and then would be in a better position to comment. Hoping to revive old hobbies…..

  12. Mythrayee

    November 3, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Superb Nita……

  13. janani93

    November 3, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    A beautifully written poem! Word to everything written! As they say “He came, He conquered, He went” And so we are here gasping for more of him! Alas hope we get him soon!
    Amazing poem Nita di! 🙂 This blog is simply amazing! And the perfect place for fans like us who can’t get enough of NBT and KKK! 🙂 Thank you so much! 🙂


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