Death of Anant Pai

September 17, 1929 - February 24, 2011
Mumbai, India | Age 81

Indian comic book pioneer dies at 81
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KATY DAIGLE, The Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) — Anant Pai, a comic book pioneer whose colorful adaptations of Hindu mythology have been cherished by Indian children for nearly half a century, has died of a heart attack in a Mumbai hospital, his publishing house said Friday. He was 81.

Affectionately known as "Uncle Pai," he is credited with launching India's comic book industry in the 1960s with his series "Amar Chitra Katha" — or "Immortal Picture Stories" — chronicling the...

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