The famous cartoonist, Pran Kumar Sharma who created the famous comic character, ‘Chacha Choudhary’ passed away on 6th August 2014. His others famous characters included cartoons like Shrimatiji, Pinki, Billoo, Raman, Channie Chachi, to mention a few adds Vaikundarajan. It is extremely sad that we lost such a talented person from among us feels Vaikundarajan. Pran Kumar Sharma was idolized by both young and adults and his comics were an essential part of everyone’s train and road journeys. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001 from Indian Institute of Cartoonists. He was also included in People of the year 1995 by Limca Book of Records for popularizing comics in India.
He was 75 and suffering from Cancer because of which he passed away. Almost every contemporary illustrator or cartoonist in India has grown up reading about Chaudhary and his boldness. Pran’s comics were a beautiful part of our childhood feels Vaikundarajan. Needless to say, Pran’s comics were enjoyed by more than one crore readers regularly. It is surprising how, sometimes, the rarely mentioned are the ones who are remembered the most says Vaikundarajan and feels very sad on Pran’s demise.