Cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma, the creator of Chacha Chowdhury died in 2014 on this date.
Alas! With him, an entire family passed away – Shrimatiji, Pinki, Billoo, Raman and Channi Chachi are no more. Pran Kumar Sharma and the Chowdhury family and friends! You lived a long and fruitful life, enriching the lives of all who came into your ambit.
Herge, the Belgian creator of The Adventures of Tintin died in 1983.
When I was a student at school, I read Chacha Chowdhury, Tintin and Asterix comics with great pleasure, and so do most of you, and so did many of your parents. That is a rare link of common pleasure spanning two generations.
I wish, some of my talented student artists would begin their own comic series! Does the idea appeal to anyone?
It would be a true tribute to the famous cartoonists who have lived and died and it would help your own creative talents to flower.