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Updated: January 12, 2014 20:07 IST

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A still from the series
A still from the series

Korean series "Dr. Hur Jun ki Sachi Daastan" opens on DD Bharti from this Monday

The Korean Pop Culture, popularly known as “Korean Wave” has made a strong impact across the world. Now Korean Cultural Centre, India and DD Bharati is bringing one of the most famous South Korean dramas based on the life of legendary doctor, Hur Jun. Titled Dr. Hur Jun ki Sachi Daastan, the show dubbed in Hindi will be aired from January 13 on DD Bharati from Monday to Friday at 7 pm.

Based on the real life incidents of Dr. Hur Jun, the serial saw tremendous success across the globe. The serial took the Koreans back to their history and re-instilled the faith in the traditional Korean medicines. It will mark an important step in India to familiarise the Indian audience with the Korean culture, history and medicinal procedures.

Hur Jun, who was born as an illegitimate son of a nobleman, met a renowned physician named Eui-tae Yu, who taught him medicine. With the help of the knowledge gained, he selflessly devoted himself to heal the sick. Hur Jun faced many social barriers and struggling against them all, he went on to become the Emperor’s physician. He also compiled a book called “Dongui Bogam”, literally “Mirror of the Eastern Medicine”, published in 1613. The book became the Bible of Medicine in Korea and is also listed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme in July 2009.

“This Korean Drama will highlight the contemporary Korean culture and provide basic information on its history. Although our diplomatic relations are 40 years old but the cultural relationship goes back to 2000 years,” says Kim Kum Pyoung, Director of the Korean Cultural Centre, India.

“It has been our endeavour to bring the cultures of different countries to the viewers of DD Bharati, and the channel has made intensive efforts to connect with different missions, embassies, cultural centres, countries to be able to take this forward. We hope to enhance the awareness of Indian viewers and enrich their knowledge of East Asia in general and South Korea in particular,” says Usha Bhasin, Channel Head, DD Bharati.

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