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Comic book character Chacha Chaudhary's creator Pran Kumar Sharma was a "versatile cartoonist who brought smiles on the faces of people", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, expressing grief at his demise.
"PM described Pran Kumar Sharma as a versatile cartoonist who brought smiles on the faces of people through his rich work," the official Twitter handle of the PMO said.
Pran, who was suffering from colon cancer for the last one year, died Tuesday. He was 75.
Among the other comic book characters he created were Sabu, Shrimatiji, Pinki and Billoo.