Eminent cartoonist Pran, who gave us the evergreen Chacha Chaudhary and Saboo, passed away yesterday. In his fond remembrance, here are a few facts about the cartoonist and his comics:

  • Pran has published over 400 comic books and 200,000 drawings for his comics, and over 30 newspapers and periodicals carry his comic strips.
  • Lotpot magazine, for which Chacha Chaudhary was initially created, is still in production with over 1,75,000 copies of the Hindi version and over 2,25,000 copies of the English version in circulation. 
  • Two episodes of Chacha Chaudhary have been acquired by International Museum of Cartoon Arts, USA.
  • Saboo’s diet comprises of 108 chapatis, 20 liters of lassi and 12 kg of halwa in every meal!
  • Rocket, Chacha Chaudhary’s pet dog, is the only vegetarian dog in the world.
  • Chacha Chaudhary has a twin brother Chajju Chaudhary who was once abducted and taken to Mars by aliens, mistaking him to be Chacha Chaudhary!

(Facts Courtesy: http://yourstory.com/2014/08/pran-chacha-chaudhary/)