Anant Pai the creator of Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle comics died on Thursday evening. He was 81. Pai, famous as Uncle Pai launched the Amar Chitra Katha series of Indian comics in 1967.
Pai was born on September 17, 1929 in Karkala, Karnataka. In 1980, he launched Tinkle. Amar Chitra Katha , which sells about three million comic books a year in English and more than 20 Indian languages, retold biographies of historical characters.
He is survived by his wife Lalitha.