Bollywood celebrities were quick to react to the news of cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma’s death. Pran is the creator of the iconic Chacha Chaudhary. The beloved cartoonist died on Wednesday morning due to cancer early at a hospital in Gurgaon. Pran was 75.
Paying their tribute to the cartoonist, many B-towners took to their accounts on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Actor-singer Celina Jaitley, director Vivek Agnihotri, Madhur Bhandarkar, funny man Vir Das among others expressed their grief over the passing away of the cartoonist.
Celina Jaitley wrote, “Just read of the creator my fav comic Chacha Chowdhary, India’s very own original super hero’s creator shri Pran kumars sad demise #legacyRIP”
While stand up comedian-actor Vir urged people to go through a Chacha Chaudhary comic to understand his contribution. Vir tweeted, “If you’ve never been exposed to a Chacha Chaudhary comic and Pran’s genius, take today, do some browsing and find one. You won’t regret it.”
Vivek Agnihotri said that the eminent cartoonist will always be a part of his life as he tweeted, “RIP ‘Pran’ Kumar Sharma, one of the two genius cartoonists and storytellers who I remember from my childhood. Shall remain part of my life.”
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar too wasn’t behind to mark his respect for the late cartoonist as he called him the superstar and said that his demise marks the end of an era.”The man who gave us the legendary Chacha Chaudhary is no more. This is clearly the end of an era. A true superstar; RIP Pran Sharma,” Bhandarkar posted on Twitter on Wednesday.
On a similar note ‘Highway’ star Randeep Hooda thanked the late cartoonist for giving him a remarkable childhood with his unforgettable series ‘Chacha Chaudhary’. Hooda wrote, “‘Chacha Chaudhary ka dimag computer se bhi tez chalta hai’… Thank you Pran saab for a great Bachpan.. RIP…”