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Meet Anant Pai, India’s Comic Book Pioneer

In a market filled with Western titles, he established brands such as Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle, sketching a new niche in the world of comic books. The legendary Anant Pai would have turned 90 today!

09/17/2019 12:32 PM
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  • Georgy R.
    09/17/2019 12:44

    The things that taught me more to read and write both my mother tongue and english was comic books....these guys were legends ...i also remember my cbse politics textbook was filled with cartoons done by R.K Lakshman along with other famous cartoonists....

  • Vijay A.
    09/17/2019 12:52

    For info

  • Gibbs
    09/17/2019 12:53

    Tinkle was my childhood favourite comic 📚

  • Rajasri S.
    09/17/2019 13:31

    Super man to pre mobile generation

  • Ujjwal M.
    09/17/2019 13:55

    The people born after 2010 will never know what a holy grail of wisdom they are missing because they are the Gen Z, everything is instant and easy to dispose for them...

  • Vikas A.
    09/17/2019 14:36

    tinkle is still my fav.

  • Scarlette T.
    09/17/2019 15:12

    The post 2000 born have no idea about tinkle. I asked 1996 born n she also had no idea about this indian origin comic. For me it was treasure of childhood. Even now if I see them selling the tinkle I will buy for sure. The first copy of tinkle was when I could not even read properly. I asked my mom to read and tell me the stories. She doesn't understand English so she asked my elder sis to read and explain. She was not a sincere reader so I could just skim through the pictures and wonder what the story says. I kept the copy till I could read for myself and from there I developed my passion for reading n writing. I was introvert n a loner. Still am . Tinkle was my companion. This generation Z won't understand the struggle. Just imagine the young girl holding on to a copy of tinkle and waiting till she can read for herself n understand the story. I look back sometimes and can't believe I was that determine

  • Nataraj B.
    09/17/2019 15:20

    In my child hood I liked Astrix and tintin Ever green !!!

  • Ajay S.
    09/17/2019 15:52

    RIP SIR ...You made our childhood lovely and memorable

  • Polly G.
    09/17/2019 15:58

    Thanks to his thoughts and action.Due to his writing children got mythology into their life.Their childhood was enriched doe to those comics.I still look for them as gift to birthday kids.Sadly they are not available.Some others are there ofcourse..

  • Arun S.
    09/17/2019 16:36

    Wow

  • Rakesh K.
    09/17/2019 18:32

    राज comics किसकी थी फिर????

  • Ritu A.
    09/17/2019 22:13

    Tinkle and amar chutra katha was a very important part of our lives, I met uncle pai twice, as I used to participate in their quiz and atrended so many events

  • Brut India
    09/18/2019 05:01

    Watch Amar Chitra Katha's stories come alive on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ackmedia

  • Apong J.
    09/18/2019 06:53

    Grew up reading those comic books

  • Rohan S.
    09/18/2019 08:48

    What a great soul ❤️

  • Prince B.
    09/18/2019 10:10

    Even today I get tempted to fetch a Tinkle comic in railway station. Tinkle comics and ACK are integral part of any Indian kids back in 80s and 90s ...that Colourful Comic book..made my childhood Colourful...thanks Mr. ANANT PAI....UNCLE PAI . MASTER STORYTELLER OF INDIA.

  • Philomena S.
    09/18/2019 13:28

    Rest in peace.

  • Angat K.
    09/18/2019 16:23

    He is a great personality

  • Balaji S.
    09/18/2019 16:36

    Tinkle Digest taught me English💯