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Cartoonist PRAN passes away: A look into his top creations
Veteran cartoonist PRAN, creator of one of India's most famous cartoon character Chacha Chaudhary, passes away after reportedly suffering from cancer. Born on August 15, 1938 in a small town Kasur, now in Pakistan, Pran's family moved to Gwalior after partition of the country. An alumni Sir JJ School of Arts, Mumbai, PRAN became a household name with his characters like Chacha Chaudhary, Saboo, Billoo and Pinki. We take a look at his best creations.

Chacha Chaudhary

Haryana Tau. Believer in simple living, compassionate Chaudhary's brain worked faster than a computer.  Chaudhary's wife and his dog Rocket added the flavour in tale. Chaudhary's nose will itch whenever there is a problem somewhere.


Chacha Chaudhary's live-in guest Saboo is a man from Jupiter, the solar system's largest planet. When Sabu gets angry a volcano bursts somewhere. Sabu strength complimented Chacha Chaudhary's brain in solving the biggest of the problems on earth. His hardcore enemy RAKA never have been able to match up to the strength this Jupiterian had.


Billoo could be easily touted as India's archie minus the romanticism. He is a lovable next door guy who  always went around with his gang Gabdu, Jozi, Monu and Bishamber. Billoo's problems often revolved around wrestler Bajrangi and his aide Dhakkan. Billoo had a pet dog named Moti.


A five year old, naughty yet lovable girl, Pinki teams up with her pet squirrel named Kut-Kut. The other notable characters in this comic are her neighbor Jhaptji, her friends Bhiku and Champu.  

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