The comedy ran for nine seasons from 1996 and starred Romano as a whiny sportswriter living with his family in Long Island, New York.

The show, which also starred Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts and Peter Boyle, wrapped in 2005, but now bosses at Indian entertainment channel Star Plus have acquired the rights to remake the series for a new generation of fans.

Steve Skrovan, one of the original writers on Everybody Loves Raymond, has agreed to work closely with his Hindi counterparts to adapt the programme, renamed Sumit Sambhal Lega, for local viewers.

In a statement, Skrovan writes: "Star Plus is the largest brand and most appropriate to get this show to people in India and even though 'Sumit Sambhal Lega' will revolve around the man, the relationship between his wife and the family seems to fit perfectly in Indian culture."

Everybody Loves Raymond is the latest U.S. series to receive an Indian reboot - Ugly Betty was previously adapted as Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin, while in 2013, actor Anil Kapoor starred in a Hindi version of Kiefer Sutherland's crime drama 24.