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Cartoonist Narayan Debnath, credited for several Bengali comics, no more RIP Narayan Debnath
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Cartoonist Narayan Debnath, credited for several Bengali comics, no more

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 Jan 2022, 12:12 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: Cartoonist Narayan Debnath, who has created several Bengali comics, passed away on Tuesday.

He was 97.

Debnath, who was suffering from prolonged illness, died at 10:15 am.

A Padma Shri Awardee, Debnath is credited for comics like 'Bantul The Great', 'Handa Bhonda', 'Nonte Phonte', 'Daanpite Khandu Aar Tar Chemical Dadu' et al.

He was admitted to hospital on Dec 24, 2021.

Debnath was on ventillation.

Mourning his demise, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted, "Extremely sad that the noted litterateur, illustrator, cartoonist, and creator of some immortal characters for children's world, Narayan Debnath is no more. He had created Bantul the Great, Handa- Bhonda, Nonte- Fonte, figures that have been etched in our hearts for decades."