Do you know, CHACHA CHAUDHARY'S brain works
faster than computer?
The man who created that block-buster series is none other than PRAN, who
is considered as the father of Indian comics, because he was the one
who in 1960, created first indigenous cartoon strips having Indian
characters and based on local themes. Before that all comics were imported
from foreign countries.
Maurice Horn, the editor of World Encyclopaedia of comics, has described
him in his book, as Walt Disney of India.(page 42. 1999 edition) More than 2
million readers all over the country regularly enjoy the exploits of his
famous characters - CHACHA CHAUDAHRY, SABU, SHRIMATIJI, PINKI, BILLOO,
RAMAN and CHANNI CHACHI etc; which are published in 10 different
languages all over India. Entertaining generation after generation, PRAN'S
comics have been constant companion of every youngster's growing up. His all
character are drawn from middle class society. He has so far published more
than 500 titles and a number of newspapers regularly carry his features.
His comics CHACHA CHAUDHARY has been adapted for a TV Serial which
was telecast up to 600 episodes on India's premier channel, Sahara ONE.
That is countries first serial based on Indian comics. Travelled widely over
the globe including countries like America, England, France, Germany,
Australia, Spain, China, S.Korea etc he delivered speeches to the gatherings
of cartoonists on the subject wherever he went.
Humor is the base of all his stories. "If I could put a smile on
the face of people, I would consider my life successful", he says.
Apart from that his comics always has a social massage to convey.