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Challenging The Conventional: Mr. Pran, "Walt Disney of India" at TEDxSIBMBangalore

TEDxSIBMBangalore Theme - Challenging The Conventional Generations have grown up reading Chacha Chaudhary, Pinki, Billoo and Raman, its time to meet the man behind all those faces, the creator of them all - Mr. Pran Kumar Sharma, the most successful Indian cartoonist better known as "The Walt-Disney of India"There was a time when foreign comic strips dominated the Indian press. It was in 1960s that young Pran thought of creating Indian comics having our own characters and based on local themes. Thus came into life adventurous teenage boy Daabu and Prof. Adhikari. But the character that made Pran popular was Chacha Chaudhary, whose mind works faster than computer. The Chacha Chaudhary strips find permanent place in International Museum of Cartoon Art, USA. His other famous cartoon strips are Raman, Billoo, Pinki and Shrimatiji.Pran has won the Thitholi award, 1982, People of the Year Award, 1995 by the Limca Book of Records and Rajdhani Ratan award, 1997. Pran received a Lifetime Achievement Award 2001, from Indian Institute of Cartoonists. He has published over 400 comics books comprising more than two Lakhs drawings. About 30 newspapers and periodicals, across India carry his comic strips.About TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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