Thank you Pran

Chacha Chaudhary’s brain works faster than a computer

Anyone who was born in the 70s and 80s decade will never forget these lines. We all grew up with Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu. The stories of Chacha Chaudhari may sound weird in today’s time, but they were loved by children of all ages. The iconic character of Chacha Chaudhary was created by Pran Kumar Sharma known as Pran, one of India’s best cartoonist. A whole new generation has grown up reading the comics created by Pran. Written in simple language, children could relate to the characters sketched by Pran. Apart from Chacha Chaudhary, Pran created many unforgettable characters like Pinky, Billoo, Channi Chachi, Raman and others. I remember joining a library during my vacations just to read these comics. For a meagre amount of Rs. 2/- per month, we could read them to our heart’s content. And when there were no new books available in the Library, we used to hunt the scrap dealers and strike a deal with them. We used to give away our old comics and in exchange get the comics that we haven’t read. Once the comics finished, we used to return the same to the scrap dealer and get comics that were unread. In a way, Pran was responsible to make reading my hobby which continues till date.

Thank you Pran for making our childhood awesome. RIP the great man who got a whole generation into reading.


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