Why I still remember Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu with fondness
|Chacha Chaudhary (Image Source)|
Chacha Chaudhary is a neighbourhood uncle who is wise and kind.
Sabu is an alien from Jupiter - the first alien I ever knew. Long before E.T., and many other books and movies on aliens (some good, most bad), Sabu as Chacha Chaudhary's companion was lovingly and innocently accepted.
Chacha Chaudhary's brain works faster than a computer. Computers have been becoming unbelievably faster over the years, and I believe Chacha Chaudhary's mind still works faster than a computer. Go figure...
The alien is over-sized, brawny sidekick of Chacha Chaudhary, who comes in when physical force is needed to fight the evil. But despite the height gradient between Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu, he always seemed to be normal, just a 'little' taller.
Just as Chacha Chaudhary's brain is compared to a Computer, thanks to Sabu's brawn, 'Whenever Sabu gets angry, a volcano erupts in Jupiter'.
Cartoonist Pran (Pran Kumar Sharma) has been given the title of 'Walt Disney of India' in The World Encyclopedia of Comics.
That's great... but I knew and loved Cartoonist Pran's characters before I knew of Walt Disney.
RIP Pran ji (August 15, 1938 - August 6, 2014)