Pran Kumar Sharma or popularly known as Pran, was an eminent cartoonist who gave us the famous, Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu. This marvellous cartoonist, whose works have been remembered and loved for years now passed away recently on 5th August 2014. Even in his last days, he managed to complete his last comic. This man shall always be remembered for his captivating work!
Cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma who made childhood memorable for a majority of Indians with his funny characters and adventurous comic books passed away on August 6, 2014 at the age of 75. Pran's two characters Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu especially became very popular. Although, Chacha Chaudhary comic books were adapted for television, we wonder if some of Pran's famous characters ever came together in a full length feature film then who would be the preferred choice.
On the top of every Diamond Comics' Chacha Chaudhary comic book in English, readers would find printed in a curiously scribbly-looking font: Pran's. The iconic red-turbaned character, with a white walrus-handlebar moustache forever covering his upperlip and a "brain that works faster than a computer", was created in 1969 for the Hindi magazine Lotpot by Pran Kumar Sharma, who passed away on Tuesday evening from cancer. Pran was no doubt a gifted cartoonist; that is evident not just in how widely the Chacha Chaudhary universe was absorbed by readersas late as 2001, a research paper on comic books in Asia claimed that Chaudhary was the most recognisable comic character for 10- to 13-year-olds in Indiabut also in the success the other characters he created. Billoo, Pinki and otherseach had or still have their independent line.
The first time I met him, I was probably six, or even younger. It was the summer vacations -- those long, interminable days in the pre-internet era where every kid's constant refrain was 'mom, I am bored'. Exasperated, my mother would respond by handing out her thick literary tomes. I responded by handing them right back (I was six, remember!).
Who likes to read school books? But if there's a Chacha Chaudhary comic book hidden among those books, then it's a good folly to portray yourself as a studious person in the eyes of the teacher. Pran Kumar Sharma, the creator of Chacha Chaudhary, Billu, Pinki, Sabu, you have suddenly gone silent in our noisy daily bustle, bringing back fond memories from our childhood.
Creator of the lovable comic character Chacha Chaudhary, cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma breathed his last on Wednesday. He passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer at a hospital in Gurgaon. He was 75 years old. “Pran passed away at 9 a.m. at the Medanta Hospital. He had been suffering from cancer of the intestine for the past eight months. He is survived by a son and a daughter," said his publisher Gulshan Rai from Diamond Comics.
The news of cartoonist Pran's death in a hospital in Delhi, led to widespread grief and nostalgia--both on the street and on social media. Those who had grown up reading his comics, paid rich tributes to him, and there were numerous obituaries in newspapers and websites.
Reminiscing the good old days of Indian comics, legendary cartoonist Pran Sharma wishes Bollywood actor Pankaj Kapur and wrestler Khali could play the roles of Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu on the silver screen.
To say that we all enjoyed Chacha Chaudhary comics when we were young would be an understatement. The adventures of Chacha and Sabu had us laughing for hours on end, and we hope that the creator, Pran Kumar Sharma, rests in peace, because he’s given us some of the best moments of our childhood
One of the architects of our childhood died on Wednesday. Pran Kumar Sharma created Chacha Chaudhary, a man who could solve any problem, as a comic character, but what he really was to us (at least three generations of children through the 1970s, 1980s and the 1990s grew up reading him) is a friend; a constant companion through dark days of endless homework, teachers’ punishments, and boring tuition classes.