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Lapataganj – Sharad Joshi Ki Kahaniyon Ka Pata[1] is an Indian television sitcom, aired on SAB TV from October 2009 to 15 August 2014. The series is based on Sharad Joshi’s novel of the same name.[2]

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Also known asLapataganj – Sharad Joshi Ki Kahaniyon Ka Pata (season 1)
Lapataganj – Ek Baar Phir (season 2)
GenreSituation comedy
Written byAshwni Dhir
Rajesh Chawla
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes1077
Running timeapprox 25 minutes
Original networkSAB TV
Original release26 October 2009 (2009-10-26) –
15 August 2014 (2014-08-15)
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The show was produced by Ashwini Dheer and directed by Shashank Bali.[3] Joshi's daughter Neha Sharad was the creative head of the show for first six months.[4]

Lapatagnj starred Rohitash Gaud, Vineet Kumar, Preeti Amin, Sucheta, Shubhangi Gokhale, and the first episode aired on 26 October 2009.[5]



Based in an imaginary small town called Lapataganj (meaning a lost place), the story is inspired by the writings of Desi kahani, who was a Hindi satirist. His wide range of work has highlighted the bitter truth of Indian society with a satirical punch. These stories, while making viewers laugh, also make them empathize with the situations people face in their daily lives.

Lapataganj is a town in some part of India which has been long forgotten by the system. The town struggles daily for basic facilities, yet the people residing there are the happiest of the lot. The show captures the spirit of the common man to lead a happy life against all odds.


Season 1.1Edit

Première: 26 October 2009
Finale: 11 January 2013
No. of episodes:767

Season 2Edit

Première: 10 June 2013
Finale: 15 August 2014
No. of episodes: 310

The 2nd season, titled Lapataganj – Ek Baar Phir, replaced the show Hum Aapke Hain In Laws and started its airing on 10 June 2013. This season had taken a 6-year leap in the show.[6]



Lapataganj had crossovers with F.I.R. on 9 March 2012 and with Chidiya Ghar on 27 May 2012.


The show and its actors won awards during its run time - including Indian Telly Awards,[22] Indian Television Academy Awards,[23] Zee Gold Awards.[24]


  1. ^ Lapataganj. YouTube.
  2. ^ "Papa kasam "Lapataganj" is back again".
  3. ^ "Hindi writer Sharad Joshi's stories inspire new TV serial". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  4. ^ "SAB presents Lapataganj… Sharad Joshi Ki Kahaniyon Ka Pata". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  5. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "Rajit Kapoor, Sumeet Raghvan in Lapataganj". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  6. ^ "'Lapataganj' returns with leap of six years - Times of India". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  7. ^ "Rohitash Gaud: I have a very strong bond with Indore as my family lives here - Times of India". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  8. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. ""Abbas (Khan) has been the most beautiful chapter in my life" - Sucheta Khanna". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  9. ^ "Return of Kachua Chacha - Times of India". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  10. ^ "Shubhangi Gokhale aka Mishri Mausi of the TV show 'Lapataganj' during the celebration of 'World Family Day' organized by SAB TV in Mumbai - Photogallery". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  11. ^ a b c d "Lapataganj back on public demand". Business Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  12. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "Our show Lapataganj reminds people of their roots - Anup Upadhyay". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  13. ^ IANS. "Mamta lauds 'Lapataganj' team's spirit". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  14. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "Kajal Nishad". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  15. ^ "Double celebration for 'Chidiya Ghar' and 'Lapataganj' - Times of India". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  16. ^ "Biji Pandey gets busy on train - Times of India". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  17. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "Preeti Amin aka Surili quits Lapataganj". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  18. ^ "Aditi Tailang replaces Preeti Amin in Lapataganj 2 - Times of India". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  19. ^ "Shilpa Shinde enters 'Lapataganj – Ek Baar Phir' - Times of India". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  20. ^ "Vineet Raina's entry in Lapataganj - Times of India". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  21. ^ "Ashutosh Sinha: I'm addicted to doing Lapataganj now - Times of India". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  22. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "Rohitash Gaud". Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  23. ^ "". Archived from the original on 26 August 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  24. ^ "indiantelevisionawards". indiantelevisionawards. Retrieved 2016-07-08.

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