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Creator of ‘Meena Cartoon’ Ram Mohan dies

Creator of ‘Meena Cartoon’ Ram Mohan dies

Ram Mohan, the developer of 'Meena Cartoon', passed away on October 11 at the age of 88 in Mumbai. As the journey of the Indian animation industry began with his hands, he has been acclaimed as the 'Father of Indian Animation'. With the creation of famed animated character 'Meena', he gained popularity in Bangladesh.
Creator of ‘Meena Cartoon’ Ram Mohan dies

Creator of ‘Meena Cartoon’ Ram Mohan dies

To celebrate the decade of girl child, from 1990 to 2000, UNICEF decided to create a cartoon series with an aim to consolidate girls' rights in the regions of South Asia. Later on, Ram Mohan developed the animated character 'Meena' for the series. He also directed total sixteen episodes of 'Meena Cartoon'. Through this series, solutions to the problems faced by the girls in Subcontinent have been depicted very simply. He received lifetime 'Hall of Fame' award by 'Communication Arts Guild' in 1996 for the unique creation of 'Meena'.
This famed cartoonist started his career in film industry in 1956. Later on, he left the film industry in 1968 and started working as the head of animation department at Prasad Productions. Some years after working there, he initiated his own advertising firm named 'Ram Mohan Biographics' from 1972. Ram Mohan, with collaboration of Japan's Yugo Sako, directed the popular animated film 'Ramayana: The Legend Prince Rama'. He also worked in films like Satyajit Ray's 'Shatranj Ki Khiladi', Mrinal Sen's 'Bhubon Shome', 'Biwi O Biwi', 'Kaamchor' etc.



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