The man behind the popular comic series Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle – Anant Pai more fondly known as Uncle Pai - passed away in Mumbai. 81 year old Pai had been admitted to the hospital after he fell from a staircase last week, he reportedly suffered from a massive heart attack.Anant Pai was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award recently at India's first ever Comic Convention held in New Delhi.Anant Pai launched Amar Chitra Katha in 1967, which retold traditional Indian folk and mythological stories, the series sold over a 100 million copies since it's inception. This was followed up by another popular comic series titled Tinkle in 1980.

This man revolutionized the Indian comic book industry and created comics enjoyed by all age groups.I loved all his creations as an ardent comic book fan.May his soul rest in peace.He brought smile and knowledge of Indian mythology /culture to many children across India.I swear to give my kids the knowledge and virtues he imparted to me through his books. 



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