Father of Indian Comics
The father of Indian comics is generally considered to be Anant Pai, also known as Uncle Pai, an Indian educationist and publisher who is known for his contributions to the development of Indian comics and the popularization of Indian mythology in the form of comics.
Pai was born in Karkala, Karnataka in 1929 and received his early education in India before completing his higher studies at the University of Bombay. He later became a publisher and educationist, and in the 1960s, he began working on the development of Indian comics.
In 1967, Pai published the first issue of “Amar Chitra Katha,” a series of comics that featured stories from Indian mythology and history. The series was a major success and helped to popularize Indian mythology in the form of comics. Pai is widely considered the father of Indian comics and his work has had a major impact on the field of comics in India.
Overall, Pai’s contributions to the field of comics and his role in the development of Indian comics have earned him numerous accolades and awards, and his work continues to be recognized and remembered as a major milestone in the history of Indian comics.