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Old 25th February 2011, 03:59   #1
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Red face R.I.P. Uncle Pai (Amar Chitra Katha & Tinkle)

Every single one of us who grew up in the 80s and the 90s must be acquainted with this gem of a person Mr.Anant Pai.
Unfortunately, he passed away in Mumbai on Thursday following a heart attack.

Unlike most other comics, Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha were out and out Indian. Its their Indian DNA which made these comic books such excellent companions in our childhood.

R.I.P. Uncle pai, its indeed the end of an era! And thank you for enriching our lives so much!
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Old 25th February 2011, 05:40   #2
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That is really sad to hear!! Thank you Uncle Pai for teaching me the basics of science in a fun way when I was a kid. R.I.P :(
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Old 25th February 2011, 06:25   #3
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Really sad. The stories with which one generation had grown with. I still remember those days we used to wait for Amar Chitra Katha. RIP Sir!!
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Old 25th February 2011, 06:26   #4
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That is really sad. Still remember the moral lesons taught by amar chitra katha. Rest in peace Uncle Pai.
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Old 25th February 2011, 07:56   #5
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First thing i read in the paper today morning on the front page is this sad news. My memory immediately went into flash back mode to the school days when i used to eagerly wait for Tinkle. May his soul R.I.P
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Old 25th February 2011, 09:18   #6
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Uncle Pai, Rest in peace.
If heaven is something that we earn by our actions and how nice we make other feel about themselves.
You are in a very special place.
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Old 25th February 2011, 09:22   #7
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I remembered the first Amar Chitra Katha that I read in 1973 as a kid in 3rd standard. I can't recall a single Amar Chitra Katha that I have not enjoyed reading. My son too has grown up with tinkle. He has served so many generations. May his close ones come out of sorrow soon.

Just thought I will put up this Wikipedia link

Amar Chitra Katha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 25th February 2011, 09:24   #8
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RIP Uncle Pai. You taught us indian history in a very nice way. Else i would never have known about the various kings and queens who fought for our country.

Oh i always remember standing under the sun and trying to get a feet as big as Suppandis in my shadow
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Old 25th February 2011, 09:41   #9
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I grew up on ACKs from the early '70s. Mythology, fables, history - the old-gen ACKs were incomparable and truly Indian. Later, I acquired almost the entire ACK collection (except the ones out of print) and my son also grew up reading ACKs. Truly a man who deserves a Bharat Ratna, nothing less, for the manner in which he has influenced 3-4 generations of Indians.
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Most of the school holidays used to be spent reading ACK. I perhaps had a collection of every possible take that came out, neatly binded. My son is now a big fan of this.

May his soul Rest In Peace.
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Thanks Uncle Pai, for all your efforts in educating us about our history and mythology. It feels like a part of me has also passed on today.
Well played, sir!

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I grew up reading Tinkle. Shambhu Shikari, Supandi and Tantri the Mantri were my favorite back then.
Thank you Uncle Pai. You will always be remembered.

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I have preserved every Tinkle/Amar Chithra Katha/etc comics my dad ever bought for me since the 90's. Just recently I got most of them from my home to our place in Bangalore. So my son can read them and enjoy them as much as I did. And treasure them too.

We will carry forward your legacy uncle.

A big part of our life, the principles and values we hold today came from reading these books.

You will live within us forever.
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Read Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha all through my childhood years. I used to wait for my local newspaper guy to drop off the latest issue every fortnight. Infact I still read Tinkle if I get my hands on one.All the characters created by Uncle Pai are cult, Suppandi being my favourite. At the same time no one could present mythology like Uncle Pai and ACK. Such a pleasure to read.

Rest in Peace Uncle. Your legacy will live on.
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Old 25th February 2011, 11:55   #15
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I have no words other than what you people have said. I got a load of collections of Tinkle and ACK from 1981 to 1990, and still I enjoy browsing through them once in a while.
RIP Uncle Pai.
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