One of India's best-known cartoonists, Pran, has died from cancer.
Pran Kumar Sharma, creator of iconic comic book characters such as Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu, is dead. He was 75, his family said on Wednesday. Better known as Pran, he was suffering from colon cancer and died at 9.30pm on Tuesday, his daughter-in-law Jyoti Pran said. “His condition was extremely critical in the last 15-20 days and was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Gurgaon,” she said.
Fans on Twitter pay a tribute to cartoonist Pran with a Chacha Chaudhary trivia
For more than four decades, illustrator Pran Sharma chronicled with humor the challenges of Indian life in a beloved comic book series about a wise old man named Chacha Chaudhary.
Mr. Sharma died Tuesday night of complications from cancer, according to his daughter-in-law, Jyoti Pran. He was 75 years old.
“Main book shop par khada hoon, kuch chahiye aapko? (I am standing at the book shop, do you need anything?)” asked my dad on phone, calling from New Delhi Railway Station, about to board his train in few minutes.
“Ho sake to ek Chacha Chaudhary ki comic le aana, bachpan mein aap mere liye bahut saari lekar aate the, kai saal ho gaye, koi si bhi le aaiyega (If possible please bring one Chacha Chaudhary comic, when I was a kid you used to bring lots for me, several years have passed, kindly bring any one of them)” was my reply, getting emotional remembering the times
Eminent cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma, popularly known as Pran, who gave life to lovable comic characters Chacha Chaudhury and his friend Sabu, is no more. Pran succumbed to cancer early on Wednesday morning at a hospital in Gurgaon, according to his publisher Diamond Comics. He was 75.
Cartoonist Pran who passed away on Tuesday left behind a rich legacy of comics that we will continue to adore. Here're ten of his gems.
The last paper has been taken from the rim, the last pencil has been sharpened, and the last cartoon has been drawn. Pran Kumar Sharma, the man behind the wonderful childhood of an entire Indian generation has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
He was the Walt Disney of India, who passed away at the age of 75.